Trapania sp. 6 from Philippines

August 31, 2005
From: Jeff Rosenfeld

Note added 12 March 2008: This species has been named Trapania scurra 

Hi Bill,
Here's a shot of what appears to be what you're calling Trapania sp. 6. It was taken in Anilao, Luzon Island, Philippines in April, 2004.

Locality: Anilao, Luzon Island, Philippines. Depth: 40 feet. Length: 5 mm. April, 2004. Photographer: Jeff Rosenfeld


Rosenfeld, Jeff, 2005 (Aug 31) Trapania sp. 6 from Philippines. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

Dear Jeff,
By coincidence your message arrived just as I was preparing Cor Bosman's message [#14652] about the same species from Indonesia. It is surely one of the most distinctively coloured species of the genus.
Best wishes,
Bill Rudman

Rudman, W.B., 2005 (Aug 31). Comment on Trapania sp. 6 from Philippines by Jeff Rosenfeld. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from


Trapania scurra

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