Trapania sp. 12

Suborder: DORIDINA
Family: Goniodorididae




Location. Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles, Caribbean Sea. Size: 5 mm to 25 mm. Depth: 6 m to 10 m. 01 June 2007 - 25 June 2007. All specimens were found on brown bowl sponges (Cribrochalina vasculum?) Photos: Ellen Muller.

Typical shape with a recurved lateral papilla alongside each rhinophore and on each side of the gills. The body is transparent with a reticulate pattern of white lines, each white line being outlined in black. The lateral papillae are transparent with scattered black spots and a few white marks. There is a white patch in the midline between the rhinophores with a white line extdniing up the inside of each rhinophore. There is another larger white band running across the body just in front of the gills and out to the base of the two posterior lateral papillae. Reported to grow to at least 25 mm. Known from this report from Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles.

Authorship details
Rudman, W.B., 2007 (June 27) Trapania sp. 12 [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

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