Gosliner & Behrens, 1998
Puerta Gallera, Philippines, September 2002. Depth: 17m, Size: 4cm. Photo: Deanna Charlton-Jones.
White with low flat yellow tubercles scattered over the central region of the mantle. The translucent white gills are large and sparsely pinnate. They are lined with black. Rhinophore club is black.
The relatively large sparsely pinnate gills reminded the authors of a species of Halgerda hence the species name.
• Gosliner, T.M. & Behrens, D.W. (1998) Two new discodorid nudibranchs from the western Pacific with a redescription of Doris luteola Kelaart, 1858. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences, 50(11): 279-293.
Rudman, W.B., 1999 (November 16) Taringa halgerda Gosliner & Behrens, 1998. [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/tarihalg
September 13, 2005
From: R. Grooters & M. Snoek
Can you identify this species? According to the Debelius book it should be Discodoris sp. only found in the lesser Sunda Islands, but we found it in Southern Leyte, Philippines. I could not find the species on the Forum.
Locality: Padre Burgos, Medicare, Southern Leyte, Philippines. Mindanao Sea. Length: about 1 cm. 31 january 2005. coral slope. Photographer: Mieke Snoek
Reindert Grooters and Mieke Snoek
email@example.comGrooters, R. & Snoek, A., 2005 (Sep 13) Taringa halgerda from the Philippines. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/14739
Dear Reindert & Mieke,
This certainly looks like a cross between a chromdorid and a Halgerda. It isTaringa halgerda.
May 31, 2005
From: M.Tay & J. Shahrizal
Found this guy that appears to be Taringa halgerda from your list. First time we've seen it around Tioman. Please confirm.. Cheers.
Locality: Pirate Reef, submerged reef 350 metres off Tekek Village, Tioman Island. Pahang, Malaysia. South China Sea. Depth: 10 metres. Length: 7 cm.
26 May 2005. Small submerged reef of predominantly hard coral. Subject found on staghorn at edge of reef. Photographer: Michelle Tay & Jeffree Shahrizal
Michelle Tay & Jeffree Shahrizal
firstname.lastname@example.orgTay, M. & Shahrizal, J., 2005 (May 31) Taringa halgerda from Malaysia. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/13899
Dear Michelle & Jeff,
Thanks for the photos and record of this species. It has only been described since 1998, and we have very few records of it from anywhere.
December 20, 2002
From: Deanna Charlton-Jones
Here is another nudibranch from Puerta Gallera, Philippines, September 2002. Depth: 17m, Size: 4cm
This is named as Cadlinella in Helmut & Debelius '96 and Discodoris in '98, any update?
email@example.comCharlton-Jones, D., 2002 (Dec 20) Taringa halgerda from Philippines. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/8670
You can rest easy. It is neither a Cadlinella nor a Discodoris, but it has recently been named Taringa halgerda. Your nice photo of it with its apparent egg mass is useful, as it accords with the egg mass in the photo in Erwin's earlier message. Not 100% proof, but pretty strong circumstantial evidence at least
November 13, 2001
From: Erwin Köhler
This one is by Barbara and Helmut Corneli,
Data: 3 cm long, 20 m depth, May 2001, Mindoro Island, Philippines.
Erwin@medslugs.deKöhler, E., 2001 (Nov 13) Taringa halgerda from the Philippines. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/5660
This seems to be the recently described Taringa halgerda. Not quite as brightly coloured as photos I have seen, but almost certainly that species. I can't say anything about the egg mass. Quite possibly it belongs to one of this pair but impossible to be sure.
November 17, 1999
From: Bill Rudman
While checking photos of Halgerda while answering today's two Halgerda messages, I came across a photo of this animal which I had tentatively 'stored' with miscellaneous Halgerda. It is of the recently described species Taringa halgerda, previously reported from the Philippines, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea.
It is from Osprey reef, off Cairns, North Queensland, Australia. Dec 1984. 25mm long. PHOTO: Ian Loch.