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Author: Rudman, 1987
Order: Nudibranchia Family: Goniodorididae
Maximum Size: 14 mm
Sightings: Sunshine Coast
This species is similar to the sympatric Trapania brunnea but there are significant differences. The background colour is reddish-brown covered in numerous yellow spots rather than a uniform dark brown with sparsely scattered white spots and there is yellow in the white pigmented regions that Rudman (author of both species) states is never present in Trapania brunnea.
“ It is somewhat similar externally to T. brunnea but in that species the background colour is a uniform dark brown and there are no yellow spots in the large white patches.” Rudman, Sea Slug Forum, 2001.