Halgerda dalanghita Fahey & Gosliner,
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notum of this species has a network of low ridges decorated with white
flecks. The background color is yellow sparsely flecked with brown. The
rhinophores are cream sometimes with faint brown blotches and the
cream variably flecked with brown and white.
is a rare species known from only a few animals found in exposed to
highly exposed rocky habitats. The Kauai animal was found at about 8 m (25 ft).
Big Island, Maui, Oahu and Kauai: widely distributed in the Indo-Pacific.
It was first
Hawaii at Pupukea, Oahu by Scott Johnson on June 19,
1978. (Note 1)
Johnson: Makua, Oahu.?
Observations and comments:
1: There's some question whether all
the illustrated animals should be lumped as one species. If more than
one species is included, it's probably the animal labelled "contracted" that doesn't belong with the others.