Trapania velox

Summary 2

Trapania velox is a species of sea slug, a dorid nudibranch, a marine gastropod mollusc in the family Goniodorididae.

Description 3

This goniodorid nudibranch is translucent white in colour, with a pattern dark brown lines forming a loose network on the body. The tips of the rhinophores, oral tentacles, gills, tail and lateral papillae are tipped with yellow.

Distribution 3

This species was described from La Jolla, California. It has since been reported from California south to Bahia Tortugas, Baja California, Mexico.

Ecology 3

Trapania velox probably feeds on Entoprocta which often grow on sponges and other living substrata.

Sources and Credits

  1. (c) Ken Bondy, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA), https://www.flickr.com/photos/kenbondy/16270722124/
  2. Adapted by Robin Gwen Agarwal from a work by (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trapania_velox
  3. (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trapania_velox

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Color brown, white, yellow