Halgerda elegans
Bergh, 1905

Suborder: DORIDINA
Family: Dorididae


Solitary Ids., Coffs Harbour region, New South Wales, Australia, April 1987. 19mm long. PHOTOS: Bill Rudman.

Characterised by the radiating black lines forming a border around the mantle skirt. There is a reticulate pattern of yellow-edged ridges, and sometimes small black marks in the intervening spaces. One difference from Halgerda willeyi are the colour of the rhinophore clubs, which in that species are white with a black band around the mid-region, and in H. elegans are white with a longitudinal black band covering the posterior side of the club.

See Bergh's original illustrations of H. elegans.
See similarly coloured Halgerda graphica.

• Gosliner, T.M. & Fahey, S.J. (1998) Description of a new species of Halgerda, with a redescription of Halgerda elegans Bergh, 1905. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences, 50(15): 346-359.

Authorship details
Rudman, W.B., 2000 (March 3) Halgerda elegans Bergh, 1905. [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/factsheet/halgeleg

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