Halgerda dalanghita Fahey & Gosliner, 1999 (Gastropoda: Nudibranchia: Discodorididae) - a new record for India from the Andaman Islands

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Titus Immanuel
http://orcid.org/0000-0001-6073-0249
M. P. Goutham-Bharathi
http://orcid.org/0000-0003-4745-8329
R. Kiruba-Sankar
http://orcid.org/0000-0003-2154-2573

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Halgerda dalanghita Fahey & Gosliner, 1999, a discodoridid nudibranch was reported from Havelock Island of Ritchie’s Archipelago representing a new addition to the Opisthobranch fauna of India. This species is characterized by a firm, bright orange coloured mantle with a network of angular ridges on the dorsum that is ornate with white lines and dots; rhinophores with 17 brown lamellae on a translucent white stalk; highly pinnate gills with eight branchial leaves. The present record extends the known geographical distribution of H. dalanghita and this is the sixth species representing the genus in India.

 

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Immanuel, T., Goutham-Bharathi, M.P. and Kiruba-Sankar, R. 2016. Halgerda dalanghita Fahey & Gosliner, 1999 (Gastropoda: Nudibranchia: Discodorididae) - a new record for India from the Andaman Islands. Journal of Threatened Taxa. 8, 3 (Mar. 2016), 8626–8628. DOI:https://doi.org/10.11609/jott.2288.8.3.8626-8628.
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