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Trapania fusca
Trapania fusca - Lateral view
Trapania fusca
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Trapania fusca (Lafont, 1874)
Small doridacean nudibranch found in precoralligenous biocoenosis. The base colour is whitish to cream with several dark brown to black spots on the anterior dorsal and lateral areas. A pair of white recurved appendages are present lateral to the rhinophores and another pair of white recurved appendages are present lateral to the gills. Rear tip of foot yellow.

Propodial tentacles: Present, whitish, recurved.
Oral tentacles: Present, white with wide yellow bands, smooth.
Rhinophores: White, lamellate (6 lamellae).
Cerata: Absent.
Gills: White.
Foot: Colourless without any appendages.

Size range: 5mm. Very rare.

Specific characteristics: This species is easy to distinguish from related species by its colouration and the papillae present near rhinophores and gills.

Identification by Dr. A. Perrone
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5mm Delimara 5-10m depth 15/9/96
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Marine species
5mm Delimara 5-10m depth 15/9/96
5mm Delimara 5-10m depth 15/9/96
NUDIBRANCHIA
Goniodorididae