March 13, 2008
From: Brent Murdoch
I can't find this one anywhere in my books. I would appreciate it you can have a look at it for me.
Locality: Swan River, Fremantle, 5m, Western Australia, Indian, 19 October 2007, Sandy bottom. Length: 10mm. Photographer: Brent Murdoch.
firstname.lastname@example.orgMurdoch, B.D., 2008 (Mar 13) Trapania benni from southwestern Western Australia. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/21002
After sorting throught a lot of Trapania species for yesterday's large post, I thought it would be a good time to sort through the backlog for any messages concerning this genus and came across your interesting message.
This is Trapania benni which is at present known only from New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia. So your record from Fremantle in SW Western Australia increases it known distribution a considerable distance. It is not surprising that it is found right across southern Australia, but it is very valuable to get the evidence.
Radula of Trapania benni from S.E. Australia
From: Bill Rudman, March 12, 2008
Trapania benni from S.E. Australia
From: John Chuk, March 4, 2002
Egg-laying Trapania benni from S.E. Australia (2)
From: John Chuk, January 19, 2002
Egg-laying Trapania benni from S.E. Australia
From: John Chuk, January 17, 2002
Trapania benni from South Australia
From: Stuart Hutchison, January 24, 2000