Trapania cf. palmulFahey & Gosliner, 2008

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This species has been observed on Reunion Island


Order : Nudibranchia
Suborder : Euctenidiacea
Superfamily : Onchidoridoidea
Family : Goniodorididae
Distribution : Philippines,
Indonesia, central Japan and Reunion
Maximal size : 8 mm
Abundance


Species characteristics :

The notum bears short rounded opaque white tubercles unevenly distributed
over the surface.

The body is cream yellow with dense patches of brown pigment
punctuated with cream spots.


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Photo Christophe Cadet
Reunion, Etang salÚ on the rocky coast, less 1 m, 15 December 2019, size 4-5 mm

Remarks :

This species looks like Trapania palmula

Bibliographic data :

The non-retractile, perfoliate rhinophores are short and stout with five lamellae and elongate pointed apices.

References :

Bill Rudman Seaslug site : Sea Slug Forum : Trapania palmula
   Kwajalein underwater Trapania palmula

Publications :

Gosliner, T.M. & Fahey, S.H. (2008)  Systematics of Trapania (Mollusca: Nudibranchia: Goniodorididae) with descriptions of 16 new species Systematics and Biodiversity, 6 (1): 53-98

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Photo Christophe Cadet


Reunion, Etang salÚ on the rocky coast, less 1 m, 15 December 2019, size 4-5 mm


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The non-retractile, perfoliate rhinophores are short and stout with five lamellae and elongate pointed apices.

 

 



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