March 28, 2006
From: Vie Panyarachun
Re message #16145
Trapania sp. 9 seems very similar to Trapania darvelli - are they the same?
email@example.comPanyarachun, V., 2006 (Mar 28) Does Trapania sp. 9 = Trapania darvelli. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/16182
Identifying animals from photos is a bit like writing with your writing arm tied behind your back. In this case it would be very valuable to know what the radular teeth looked like. One problem is we only know Trapania darvelli from a few records so I am not sure whether this orange brown colour is part of the colour variation of that species or even if it is because of an over exposed photo. What struck me as different were the glandular looking lumps on the tips of the latero-dorsal processes and how much longer the processes seem to be. I could be wrong so any more records of these animals would be welcome.