Halgerda, a dream in orange to enjoy

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Halgerda Bacalusia – Phi Phi Island – Turtle Rock – found by Alexander

Halgerda is a genus of sea slugs, dorid nudibranchs, shell-less marine gastropod mollusks in the family Discodorididae…..wow this is a mouth full when you check out Wikipedia.

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The ovate bodies of the members of this nudibranch family are covered with dorsal tubercles and ridges. the rhinophores and the gills are retractable and mostly white with dark brown to black lines. Members of this genus are oval in shape with the mantle overlaying the foot. They feed normally on sponges creating often a nice background for underwater photographers. There are a lot of species already named but if anything there are still quite some of them out there not named at all. Do you want to take on the challenge and eternalise your name with one of these beauties baring your name ?

All my pictures are taken in Phuket and Similan Islands. Friends informed me that they also got some nice shots from Indonesia so more beauty to come …

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Halgerda Stricklandi  Phi Phi Island – Turtle rock – found by George
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Halgerda Stricklandi – Similan Islands

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Juvenile hiding behind Mommie….

Enjoy a fantastic Sunday

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Johnny

 

 

 

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