Trapania squama Gosliner & Fahey, 2008

Trapania squama is known in the Marshalls from five specimens found at Enewetak Atoll and at least two at Kwajalein. All were on lagoon reefs and pinnacles under rocks at depths of 5 to 12 meters, often apparently feeding on bryozoans. Sizes ranged from 5 to 9mm. The Kwajalein specimen shown in the top three photos below was found under a rock at a depth of 6m on 27 December 2008.

Here the Kwajalein specimen is crawling away from the bryozoan upon which it was feeding.

Below is one of the Enewetak Atoll specimens.

The specimen in the three photos below was found on bryozoans under a rock at a depth of 7m on a Kwajalein Atoll lagoon reef on 14 June 2009.

The one below was under a rock on an eastern lagoon reef in February 2016.

This one was exposed on rocks at night on the top of Y-Buoy pinnacle in Kwajalein lagoon, depth about 6m.

Created 3 January 2007
Updated 19 March 2017

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