Feeding in Trapania safracornia

June 4, 2005
From: Bill Rudman

While preparing Graeme Gunness's photos for Shireen Fahey's Fact Sheet on Trapania safracornia Fahey, 2004, I noticed little stalked objects scattered all over the sponge on which the Trapania were sitting and apparently grazing [see close-up photo]. I am pretty sure these objects are stalked Entoprocts [Kamptozoa] which seem to be the staple food of many species of Trapania as was well illustrated by Bernard Picton in an earlier message [#3767].

Bill Rudman


Rudman, W.B., 2005 (Jun 4) Feeding in Trapania safracornia. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/13950

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