Trapania euryeia  Gosliner & Fahey, 2008

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Trapania euryeia is characterized by a brown background colour with minute cream spots and reticulate white patches. The extra-branchial and extra-rhinophoral processes are white with some patches of the same colour as the body. The rhinophores and the base of the gills are also of the same colour as the body. It is often confused with the temperate Australian species Trapania brunnea Rudman, 1987.
Pretty similar are:
Trapania cf. euryeia which lacks the minute cream spots on the brown background.
Trapania toddi which has a white background colour with reticulate brown patches in which are small white spots, and differs by orange tips of the appendages, gills, and rhinophores. Pictures of this species from Hong Kong are here.
The specimen of the pictures #4 and #5 was misidentified and posted on 12 December 2010 at these websites as Trapania toddi  Rudman, 1987,
I changed it on 3 August 2017 into Trapania euryeia  Gosliner & Fahey, 2008.
More information on Trapania euryeia are on Bill Rudman's Sea-Slug Forum!
How to cite:
Köhler, E. (2020), published 14 August 2020, Trapania euryeia  Gosliner & Fahey, 2008
available from https://www.Philippine-Sea-Slugs.com/Nudibranchia/Doridina/Trapania_euryeia.htm


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