Trapania sp. 01  Genus: Pruvot-Fol, 1931

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Trapania sp. 01 is characterized by the maroon mantle with large white spots. The gills and the white-tipped rhinophores are also maroon. There are white spots and there is orange pigment on the lateral appendages of most specimens, only in the specimens #1 and #10 are the lateral appendages solid brown.
The sizes of the white patches vary from very large in this specimen to rather small in this specimen, and to Trapania sp. 16 without white spots.
This species might turn out to be a complex of distinct species.
This species is as Trapania sp. 5 in IPN page 139, it was posted on 6 August 2008 at these websites as Trapania sp. A  Genus: Pruvot-Fol, 1931.
For some genera, such as Trinchesia was the alphabet almost through. I had to change the distinguishing alphabetic character into a number.
I had chosen 2-digit numbers, even though '01' looks a little bit stupid, and now is only the genus italic written.
I changed it on 23 May 2012 into Trapania sp. 01  Genus: Pruvot-Fol, 1931.
Gosliner, Terrence M., David W. Behrens & Ángel Valdés. 2008. Indo-Pacific Nudibranchs and Sea Slugs.
Sea Challengers Natural History Books. Gig Harbor, Washington. 426pp.
How to cite:
Köhler, E. (2021), published 2 February 2021, Trapania sp. 01  Genus: Pruvot-Fol, 1931
available from https://www.Philippine-Sea-Slugs.com/Nudibranchia/Doridina/Trapania_sp_01.htm


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