Halgerda paliensis (Bertsch & Johnson, 1982)
|Maximum size: 75 mm (Scott
species has a yellow notum covered with a network of darker yellow
ridges. Faint brownish markings may be present between the ridges in
some animals. There is a narrow white line around the margin of the
notum and the rhinophores are light yellow-brown. The branchia are
cream lined with brown and tipped with white.
never seen Halgerda
on Maui but Scott Johnson reports
it as being fairly common on Oahu where it occurs in moderately exposed
to highly exposed rocky habitats at depths
of 3-20 m (10-66 ft).
Big Island and Oahu.
is the species listed as Sclerodoris
sp. in Bertsch and Johnson, 1981 and as
Sclerodoris paliensis in Hoover, 1998. It was first recorded in
Makua, Oahu by Scott Johnson on April 13,
1977. It is referred to as the "pali nudibranch" in Hoover, 1998 &
Hoover: Oahu; Nov. 1998.
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