Throughout New Zealand, apparently endemic.
Locality: Aha Aha Rocks, The Noisies, Hauraki Gulf, New Zealand. 12 m. 9 March 1975. coll R.C. Willan. Photo: M.C.Miller
Body generally translucent white with the brown and cream parts of the viscera showing through the body wall. The edges of the rhinophoral lamellae, oral tentacles and gills and paired dorsal processes are lightly speckled with opaque white pigment, and the paired processes have a yellow line along their upper surface.
Miller, M.C. (1981) Trapania rudmani, a new dorid nudbranch (Gastropoda: Opisthobranchia) from New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Zoology, 8: 5-9.
Rudman, W.B., 2002 (February 9) Trapania rudmani Miller, 1981. [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/traprudm
September 12, 2007
From: Bill Rudman
Since I am dealing with a number of New Zealand species at present, and also with white species of Trapania with yellow marks, it seemed the right time to add this photo of Trapania rudmani from New Zealand, which Michael C. Miller has kindly allowed me to post on the Forum. The only other photo we have on the Forum of this species does not show the colours very well
Locality: Aha Aha Rocks, The Noisies, Hauraki Gulf, New Zealand. 12 m. 9 March 1975. coll R.C. Willan. Photo: M.C. Miller
February 11, 2002
From: Gareth Jones
Hello Dr. Rudman.
Here is a photo of Trapania rudmani (I think) which is the first time I've found it at the Poor Knights Ids [northeastern New Zealand, January 2002].
Pacific Hideaway Charters
firstname.lastname@example.orgJones, G., 2002 (Feb 11) Trapania rudmani from New Zealand. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/6148
Yes this is Trapania rudmani - another newcomer to the Forum