Trapania squama Gosliner & Fahey, 2008
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Trapania squama is characterized by a pale creamy orange background colour of the body,
with an open reticulate pattern of thin dark brown lines, which are white outlined. In a few places,
such as the front of the head and the oral tentacles, the creamy orange background colour is absent
and instead there is a translucent brown background colour and opaque cream, sometimes raised spots.
Other places with a similar spotted pattern include a region behind the rhinophores, and the posterior end of the body.
The extra-rhinophoral and extra-branchial appendages, the rhinophores and gill leaves are translucent brown with dull white mottling. It grows to about 11 mm in length.
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How to cite:
Köhler, E. (2022), published 1 March 2022, Trapania squama Gosliner & Fahey, 2008