Trapania orteai
Garcia-Gomez & Cervera in Cervera & Garcia-Gomez, 1989

Suborder: DORIDINA
Family: Goniodorididae


Known only from the Straits of Gibraltar, southwestern Spain.


Southwestern Spain, 18 mm long alive. Photo: J.C. Garcia-Gomez

Animal white with elongate patches of reddish brown or orange all over the body. The rhinophores and gills are similarly coloured with translucent brown, and the upper two-thirds or half of the oral tentacles and lateral processes are coloured yellow or orange.

  • Cervera, J. L. & García-Gómez, J. C. (1989)  Dos nuevas especies de Trapania Pruvot-Fol, 1931 (Gastropoda: Nudibranchia) del sur de España. Bollettino Malacologico 24: 189-204.
  • Cervera, J. L., García-Gómez, J. C. & Megina, C. (2000)  A new species of Trapania Pruvot-Fol, 1931 from the Bay of Cadiz, with remarks on other Trapania species. Ophelia 52: 17-24.
Authorship details
Rudman, W.B., 2007 (September 18) Trapania orteai Garcia-Gomez & Cervera in Cervera & Garcia-Gomez, 1989. [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from