Trapania dalva

Marcus, 1972

Trapania dalva
Photographed by: Ellen Muller

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class:Gastropoda
Subclass:Opisthobranchia
Order:Nudibranchia
Suborder:Doridina
Family:Goniodorididae
Species:Trapania dalva

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #27013
Trapania dalva is characterised by its dark brown background colour with a symmetrical pattern of irregular, opaque white blotches and a pair of diagonal lines running from the front of the gills to the outside of the rhinophoral pockets. The brown areas also contain some orange, yellow and white spots. This is a unique photo. It shows a Trapania in side view surrounded by a ‘garden’ of it food, a low delicate and ‘fluffy’ kamptozoan growing on the surface of a white sponge.

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Pictures of Trapania dalva

Trapania dalva from Bonaire, Netherlands AntillesIdentification reviewed by Richard Willan
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