August 13, 2008
From: Barbara Hanchard
I noticed there are very few entries for Halgerda dalanghita and perhaps this entry will add to the numbers and information on the Forum. I was delighted to find this nudibranch the other day. Please can you confirm whether or not it is likely to be Halgerda dalanghita.
Locality: Leilei, Honiara, 10 meters, Guadacanal, Solomon Islands, Pacific Ocean, 10 August 2008, Sandy slope. Length: 20 mm. Photographer: N.Barbara Hanchard.
firstname.lastname@example.orgHanchard, N.B., 2008 (Aug 13) Halgerda dalanghita from the Solomon Islands. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/21783
Note added 19 August 2008: This species has a wide Indo-West Pacific distribution - not just the Japanese region. [see message #21804]
From the colour pattern and nature of the ridging on the mantle I have no doubt that your identification is correct. Until now, this species has only been reported from the Japanese region, so your find is a substantial increase in the species' known distribution.
Halgerda dalanghita from Sodwana Bay
From: Colin Ogden, August 19, 2008
Halgerda dalanghita? from Japan
From: Nishina Masayoshi, March 11, 2002
Halgerda dalanghita from Japan
From: Rie Nakano, January 10, 2002
Three? species of Halgerda from Kerama Island
From: Atsushi Ono, March 16, 2000