Trapania tora is known in the Marshalls from several specimens. The first was a 5mm specimen found by Jeremy Owens on orange sponge on a Kwajalein lagoon coralhead at a depth of about 9m. The excellent photo by Marissa Brown clearly shows the field of flowery entoprocts that constitute the diet of this small nudibranch. Peter and Marissa Brown found a larger specimen a few weeks later on a sponge about 1m away from this one. Since then several more have been sighted on entoproct-covered sponges in the lagoon.
Created 22 September 2014
Updated 22 February 2015
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