Trapania sp. (undescribed species)
Round and around we go. It seems like every dive a sharp eyed Brancher makes into the clear and warm Indo-Pacific, deems another new species is found.
This week Mabel provides us with as yet another new species from Bali, Indonesia. This critter appears to be a new Trapania. Interestingly, its coloration is just opposite of the species presented in Tokozuka (2003) “Opisthobranchs of Bali and Indonesia”,page 71, and Bill Rudman’s Sea Slug Forum .
Mabel’s critter is distinguished by its dark brown ground color and large white spots. Just when Shireen Fahey’s paper attempts to put clarity to this genus, another one pops up.
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Ali Hermosillo and Dave Behrens
Pacific Coast Nudibranchs and Nudibranch Behavior
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