Halgerda aurantiomaculata
(Allan, 1932)

Suborder: DORIDINA
Family: Dorididae


Known from tropical eastern Australia, eastern Papua New Guinea, and Fiji.


Pelorus Is., North Queensland, Feb 1985.
PHOTO: Bill Rudman.

One of a group of white species of Halgerda with orange markings. This species is characterised by the orange-tipped tubercles and the large orange patches on the dorsum between the tubercles. There is also a thin orange mantle border. Other similar coloured species include Halgerda carlsoni, Halgerda sp. 1 and Halgerda malesso.

• Willan, R.C. & Brodie, G.D. (1989). The nudibranch Halgerda aurantiomaculata (Allan, 1932) (Doridoidea: Dorididae) in Fijian waters. The Veliger, 32(1): 69-80.

Authorship details
Rudman, W.B., 1998 (July 22) Halgerda aurantiomaculata (Allan, 1932). [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/factsheet/halgaura

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