July 9, 2008
From: Brian Francisco
Concerning message #19513:
It's great to see that Trapania sp.11 now has a proper name. Attached are three additional photos to add to the record.
Locality: Tulamben, 10 meters, Bali, 30 Jan 2007, rubble slope. Length: 1 cm. Photographer: Brian Francisco.
Francisco, B., 2008 (Jul 9) Trapania miltabrancha from Bali, Indonesia. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/21682
Thanks for the extra photos, and although you didn't realise thanks for confirming the food of this species. In your reply [#19557] to my comments about species of Trapania eating kamptozoans you say you'll be off trying to photograph kamptozoans. Looking carefully at one of these photos I have found two zooids which clearly confirm that these objects with 2 black spots are definitely kamptozoans. The two arrows I have added point to zooids which show the feeding tentacles just like Neilsen's drawing on the kamptozoan Fact Sheet. So I guess we can say that Trapania miltabrancha is another species of the genus which eats kamptozoa.