Trapania sp. 2.
Tukang Besi, SE Sulawesi, Indonesia, PHOTO: Adam Powell.
See Lindsay Warren's message below.Authorship details
Rudman, W.B., 1999 (March 20) Trapania sp. 2. [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/trapsp2
March 20, 1999
From: Lindsay Warren
Many thanks for the speedy turnaround on the last batch of opisthobranchs from the Tukang Besi Islands. [Sulawesi, Indonesia - Operation Wallacea]. I thought it might be helpful if I sent you the illustration of the animal you suggest might be a Trapania. As you will see from the details, this looks unlikely. One thought was that it might be related in some way to Notodoris because of the protective lobes immediately in front and to the side of the gills. I hope this helps in getting closer to an ID. The illustration is by Richard Smith.
email@example.comWarren, L., 1999 (Mar 20) Trapania? sp. from Sulawesi.. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/698
Yes it's not a Trapania but its probably a goniodorid. Some specimens would help if that's possible. At this stage that's all I can say.
March 4, 1999
From: Lindsay Warren
Any ideas on this slug from Tukang Besi, SE Sulawesi, Indonesia. Photo by Adam Powell.
Length 3.5 mm. Non-retractile rhinophores - dark brown with irregular white markings. It curls anterior mantle upwards and backwards to protect rhinophores when tested. Dark brown marking behind and between rhinophres same colour as these. Gills are present behind / alongside large lobe appendages on the dorsum. Notum is white with yellow margin to mantle. Extended pale yellow oral veil. Comment was that it looked like a moose when moving along as it dramatically extended its oral veil. Striking chestnut brown markings on side of foot (made up of small brown dots).
firstname.lastname@example.orgWarren, L., 1999 (Mar 4) Trapania? from Sulawesi, Indonesia. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/633
I am not 100% sure but I think it is a species of Trapania. I'm not sure from the photo or the description whether it has a pair of lobes at the front of the body, alongside the rhinophores, like the ones by the gills. Have a look at the other species of Trapania illustrated in the Forum. It has similarities to the Hong Kong colour form of Trapania toddi. However the description of the raised oral veil (and apparent lack of oral tentacles), don't fit Trapania very well.
Bill Rudman.Rudman, W.B., 1999 (Mar 4). Comment on Trapania? from Sulawesi, Indonesia by Lindsay Warren. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/633