Trapania sp. #1
|Maximum size: 3 mm.
This is a cream animal frosted with white and flecked with brown. It
differs from Trapania euryeia in
having a shorter "tail," longer foot corners and shorter
extra-rhinophoral processes. It also has more white pigment and less
well defined brown patches.
sp. #1 is known from only two animals: one found at a moderately exposed
rocky site between 3 and 13 m (20 and 44 ft) and the other in a Halimeda kanaloana bed between 6 and 18 m (20 and 60 ft).
Maui and Kauai.
There is some chance that these animals could be very atypical Trapania euryeia. It was first
recorded in Hawaii from Koloa Landing, Kauai
by CP on May 30, 2010.
Photo: CP: 3
mm: Koloa Landing, Kauai; May 30, 2010.
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