Trapania sp. 1.

Suborder: DORIDINA
Family: Goniodorididae


Initially reported from North-western Australia, but records now on Forum from throughout the Indian Ocean and Fiji.


Seringapatam Reef , Scott & Seringapatam Reefs, Timor Sea, North-western Australia. PHOTO: Clay Bryce.

Note added 12 March 2008: This species has been named Trapania naeva and relevant messages have been transferred to that Fact Sheet.

Has similarities in colour pattern to Trapania darvelli and Trapania japonica.

  • Rudman,W.B.(1987). The genus Trapania (Nudibranchia: Goniodorididae) in the Indo-West Pacific. Journal of Molluscan Studies, 53: 189-212.
Authorship details
Rudman, W.B., 1998 (November 14) Trapania sp. 1. [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from