March 12, 2008
From: Bill Rudman
For those of you who may have wondered why there have been no postings this week it is because I received a new publication on Friday from Terry Gosliner & Shireen Fahey describing 16 new species of the goniodorid genus Trapania. So I have spent the last few days preparing Fact Sheets and background information, and re-organising the many un-named Trapania on the Forum which now have names. I have slight reservations about one or two of these species which I will discuss in separate messages. I have also thought it a good time to add some SEM photos of the radula of some other species of Trapania for comparison.
Trapania squama [Previously Trapania sp. 3 on Forum]
Trapania palmula [Previously Trapania sp. 5 ]
Trapania scurra [Previously Trapania sp. 6 ]
Trapania melaina [Previously Trapania sp. 10 ]
Trapania euryeia [Previously Trapania cf brunnea [in part]]
Trapania naeva [Previously Trapania sp. 1 ]
Trapania miltabrancha [Previously Trapania sp. 11 ]
This large paper does not solve all the unnamed species and identfiication problems on the Forum, but it certainly solves a lot of them. My thanks to Terry & Shireen for permission to reproduce some illustrations.
- 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