Halgerda cf. elegans Bergh, 1905
|Maximum size: about 18 mm.
This species has a cream notum covered with a network of low,
pale-yellow ridges. The depressions between the ridges are blotched
with brown and narrow brown lines radiate from the ridges to the
margin. The margin is decorated with a narrow white line that is overridden by the radial brown lines. The
rhinophores and branchia are cream decorated with brown lines.
Halgerda cf. elegans is known from only two
animals found in rocky habitats at 18 and 41 m (60 and 135 ft).
Big Island and Maui: Halgerda elegans is
widely distributed in the western &
It was first recorded in Hawaii from Molokini Islet, Maui by PF on Oct. 18,
Photo: John Hoover: about 18
mm; resting: South Point, Big Island; Nov. 16, 2013.
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