Trapania sp 9

March 27, 2006
From: Ho Wei Kwok Alvin

Hi Bill,
wonder if you could ID this teeny nudi for me? Think it's a juvenile Trapania? Took this last yr at a site called secret garden at Pulau Lang, off Pulau Aur/Dayang in West Malaysia. The picture is a bit blur because it's so tiny!

Locality: Pulau Lang, 7m, West Malaysia, South China Sea, 2 October 2005, Sandy with staghorn corals and algae. Length: 10mm. Photographer: Alvin Ho.

Many thanks,

Ho, W.K.A., 2006 (Mar 27) Trapania sp 9. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

Dear Alvin,
Yes this is a species of Trapania, but unless my memory is failing me it hasn't got a name. I'll call it Trapania sp. 9. The latero-dorsal processes are rather interesting. The brownish tips seem to contain spherules - perhaps glands?
Best wishes,
Bill Rudman

Rudman, W.B., 2006 (Mar 27). Comment on Trapania sp 9 by Ho Wei Kwok Alvin. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from


Trapania sp. 9

Related messages

  1. Trapania darvelli? from East Timor
    From: Brian Francisco, March 17, 2008
  2. Does Trapania sp. 9 = Trapania darvelli
    From: Vie Panyarachun, March 28, 2006

Show factsheet and all related messages