Trapania sp. 6 from Borneo

April 25, 2003
From: Robert Borzymek

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


I have took this picture in March 2003 in Kapalai, Borneo on 17 meters. It was about 5mm long. I cannot find its name. Has anyone seen it before somewhere else?

Best regards
Robert Borzymek

Borzymek, R., 2003 (Apr 25) Trapania sp. 6 from Borneo. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

Dear Robert,
This is an unnamed species of Trapania which I am calling Trapania sp. 6 on the Forum. From the way its mouth seems to be extended it looks like its food is nearby. Have a look at Takako Uno's message for some photos and discussion on its probable food.
Best wishes,
Bill Rudman

Rudman, W.B., 2003 (Apr 25). Comment on Trapania sp. 6 from Borneo by Robert Borzymek. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from


Trapania scurra

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