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Trapania euryeia
Gosliner & Fahey, 2008
 
Trapania euryeia
Maximum size:  10 mm (Kay & Young, 1969).

Identification:  This is a cream animal with broad, irregular light to dark brown patches containing cream dots. It's distinctive in having slender, curved extra-branchial and extra-rhinophoral processes.

Natural history:  Trapania euryeia is a moderately rare species found in moderately protected to moderately exposed rocky habitats at depths of < 1 to 6 m (< 3 to 20 ft).

Distribution:  Maui, Oahu, Kauai and Midway: widely distributed in the Indo-Pacific.

Taxonomic notes:  The drawing labeled Trapania sp. in Kay, 1979 is probably this sp. It was probably first reported in Hawaii from Kewalo Basin, Oahu in Dec., 1962 (Kay & Young, 1969--as Trapania sp.).

Photo:  PF: 5 mm: off Makena, Maui; Mar. 7, 1993.

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