lexID: 7360 AphiaID: 221077 Scientific: Halgerda willeyi German: Willey's Halgerda English: Willey's Halgerda Category: Nudibranchs Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Nudibranchia (Order) > Discodorididae (Family) > Halgerda (Genus) > willeyi (Species) Initial determination: Eliot, 1904 Occurrence: Adriatic Sea (Mediterranean), Australia, Egypt, Indo Pacific, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Philippines, Red Sea, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, Vietnam, Western Pacific Ocean Size: 0.63" - 2.36" (1.6cm - 6cm) Temperature: 68 °F - 80.6 °F (20°C - 27°C) Food: Food specialist, Sponges Difficulty: Not suitable for aquarium keeping Offspring: None Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown CITES: Not evaluated Red List: Not evaluated (NE) Related species at Catalog of Life: More related species in this lexicon:
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Halgerda willeyi Eliot, 1904
Halgerda willeyi normaly occurs in the Tropical Indo-West Pacific, but nowadays this invasive species can also be found in the Red Sea and the Adria.Halgerda willeyi enters the Mediterranean Sea through the Suez channel or ship ballast water.
The colour pattern of the mantle and also rhinophore are variable.Willey's Halgerda feeds on sponges.
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