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Batangas Nudibranch

Halgerda batangas

Description:

This species of nudibranch has a white translucent body covered by orange-tipped pustules. In between the pustules on the mantle are fine intersecting red-orange lines. The rhinophores and gills are white with black speckles.

Habitat:

Found singly or in pairs on coral and rocky reefs among sand and rubble; widespread in the tropical West Pacific.

Notes:

This is my first H. batangas in Davao Gulf (although I've spotted this in other areas before). It was inside a crevice in about 12m of water at Limao Reef, off the western coast of Samal Island, Philippines. The nudiranch measured about 3cm long.

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4 Comments

Blogie
Blogie 8 years ago

Thanks, nexttogone and everyone who's favorited this spotting! :)

nexttogone
nexttogone 8 years ago

Such a neat find.

Blogie
Blogie 8 years ago

That's a much better way of describing it, ArgyBee! :)

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 8 years ago

Magic patterns.

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Davao Del Norte, Philippines

Spotted on Sep 22, 2012
Submitted on Sep 23, 2012

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