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Halgerda
cf. elegans
Bergh, 1905
 
Halgerda cf. elegans
Maximum size:  about 18 mm.

Identification:  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.

Natural history:  Halgerda cf. elegans is known from only two animals found in rocky habitats at 18 and 41 m (60 and 135 ft).

Distribution:  Big Island and Maui: Halgerda elegans is widely distributed in the western & central Pacific.

Taxonomic notes:  It was first recorded in Hawaii from Molokini Islet, Maui by PF on Oct. 18, 1987.

Photo:  John Hoover: about 18 mm; resting: South Point, Big Island; Nov. 16, 2013.

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