Reticulidia halgerda Brunckhorst, 1990

Reticulidia halgerda is rare in the Marshalls, known from five specimens recorded at Kwajalein Atoll. They prefer the deep seaward reef slope, where they are found exposed on rocks and rubble.

Like many phyllidiids, when disturbed this species secretes a toxic whitish fluid to deter predators.

Created 25 December 2006
Updated 2 September 2014

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