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Trapania
sp. #1

 
Trapania sp. #1
Maximum size:  3 mm.

Identification:  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-branchial and extra-rhinophoral processes. It also has more white pigment and less well defined brown patches.

Natural history:  Trapania 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).

Distribution:  Maui and Kauai.

Taxonomic notes:  There is some chance that this could be a 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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