Gosliner & Fahey, 2008
Widespread in the Indo-Pacific (Tanzania, Kenya, Rodrigues, Reunion, Maldives, Western Australia, Indonesia, Fiji, southern Japan).
Upper: Osprey Reef, 15 m, Queensland, Australia, Coral Sea, 05 June 2005, coral reef. Photographer: Colin Gans. Lower left: CASIZ 144067, Kerama Islands, Ryukyu, Japan, 7 mm. Photo: A. Ono. Lower right: CASIZ 144067. Radular morphology. Scale =10 µm. [From Gosliner & Fahey 2008: Fig. 28C].
The body is translucent white with large rounded spots of dark brown or black scattered over the body. The anterior tentacular foot corners are white, but the oral tentacles, the dorso-lateral processes, the rhinophores and the gills are dark brown or black except for a short white basal region.
It is reported to grow to at least 20 mm in length.
Note: This species was previously known on the Forum as Trapania sp. 1.
Gosliner, T.M. & Fahey, S.H. (2008) Systematics of Trapania (Mollusca: Nudibranchia: Goniodorididae) with descriptions of 16 new species Systematics and Biodiversity, 6 (1): 53-98
Rudman, W.B., 2008 (March 10) Trapania naeva Gosliner & Fahey, 2008. [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/factsheet/trapnaev
Re: Trapania naeva? from Indonesia
From: Teresa Zuberbühler, June 10, 2008
Trapania sp. 1 from the Coral Sea
From: Colin Gans, August 12, 2006
Re :Trapania sp1 laying eggs?
From: Philibert Bidgrain, May 6, 2005
Trapania sp. 1 from Rodrigues Island
From: Philibert Bidgrain, May 4, 2005
Trapania sp.1 from Indonesia
From: Roberto Sozzani, May 3, 2005
Trapania sp. 1 from Kenya
From: Valérie Besnard, April 29, 2005
Trapania sp. 1 from Indian Ocean
From: Yves Coze & Stefaan Dewulf, August 2, 2004
Trapania sp. 1 from Fiji
From: Jim Chambers, January 13, 2004
Trapania sp. from the Maldives
From: John Chuk, February 9, 2001
Trapania from Western Australia.
From: Clay Bryce, November 14, 1998