Trapania sp. 2

Image courtesy of David Cowdery
Photo taken at Anilao, Batangas, Philippines
March 2018
Nikon D800 with DS160 substrobes

Trapania sp. 2 (Undescribed, in 2d ed of NSSI)

This genus is one of many described by madam Pruvot-Fol based on preserved material. Species of this genus are characterized by having an elongate body and a pair of curved extrarhinophoral and extrabranchial appendages. This "wee" one as Jim Anderson would say is uniform white with opaque white specks. Its rhinophores are disproportionately large for its small size.

We don't know much about it except that is has gone unnoticed until just recently in the Anilao area. Like its sister species it likely feeds on entoprocts.

Dave Behrens
Sammamish, WA 98074
Jul., 2018
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David Cowdery

Dave Cowdery is a retired bio-medical Engineer and is the inventor of the Alumina/Titanium hermetic feedthrough (1970) for implantable bionics and the first to introduce a Titanium casing. This invention created the first bionic implant (pacemaker) with a service life that could be measured in years rather than months and is the basis for todays huge multi billion dollar bionic industry.

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