Trapania lineata
Haefelfinger, 1960

Suborder: DORIDINA
Family: Goniodorididae




Date: Cerbere, France (Mediterranean coast), July 02, 2002, 15-20mm long. Photo: Marina Poddubetskaia

Body translucent white usually with a noticeable tinge of brown, (which is absent in the accompanying photo), with a pattern of thin opaque white longitudinally or diagonally arranged lines. Oral tentacles and tentacular foor corners, orange-yellow, and tips of dorso-lateral processes, rhinophores, gills, and 'tail' are similarly coloured. Reported to feed on Entoprocts (Cattaneo-Vietti et al., 1990. Atlas of Mediterranean Nudibranchs).

• Haefelfinger, H-R. (1960) Neue und wenig bekannte Opisthobranchier der Gattungen Trapania und Caloria aus der Bucht von Villefranche-sur-mer (A.-M.). Revue Suisse de Zoologie, 67(2): 226-238.

Authorship details
Rudman, W.B., 2002 (August 4) Trapania lineata Haefelfinger, 1960. [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

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