Trapania lemnalioides Smirnoff, Donohoo & Gosliner, 2022

トラパニア・レムナリオイデス Trapania lemnalioides
Photographed by
Anouk Houben
Location
Philippines
Date
2006/01/12
Length
4mm
Depth
16.0m
Water temperature
25.0℃

MORPHOLOGY

Body opaque, slightly pink and covered unevenly in a frosting of white pigmentation. The rhinophores, evenly wide along their length, have four to five lamellae with a pointed tip and are particularly white at their apex. The bipinnate gill plume is small and white, consisting of three branches. Both extrarhinophoral and extra-branchial appendages are average sized and particularly white. The anterior margins of the foot extend laterally as elongate appendages are more translucent than the rest of the body and are slightly longer than the oral tentacles. The long, conical oral tentacles and oral veil are particularly white. The white pigmentation on the dorsal ridge of the most posterior portion of the foot appears as if it is clumpy

DISTRIBUTION

Known only from the Philippines.

ETYMOLOGY

This species named for its resemblance to the octocoral genus Lemnalia, with which this species is often associated.

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