Trapania tartanella

Trapania tartanella (von Ihering, 1886)

Trapania tartanella (Atlantic) by Carlos Fernández-Cid

Taxonomy
 

Superdomain

Biota  

 

Kingdom

Animalia  

 

Phylum

Mollusca  

 

Class

Gastropoda  

 

Subclass

Heterobranchia  

 

Infraclass

Euthyneura  

 

Subterclass

Ringipleura  

 

Superorder

Nudipleura  

 

Order

Nudibranchia  

 

Suborder

Doridina  

 

Infraorder

Doridoidei  

 

Superfamily

Onchidoridoidea  

 

Family

Goniodorididae  

 

Genus

Trapania  

 

Species

Trapania tartanella  (Ihering, 1886)

 
 Classification according to Bouchet et al. (2017)
Taxonomic source: World Register of Marine Species (AphiaID: 140047).
Taxonomic note: It is virtually impossible to visually distinguish specimens of Trapania hispalensis from Trapania tartanella, despite a radular analysis allows to differentiate them perfectly, according to the scheme published at Bill Rudman’s Sea Slug Forum and that we reproduce here:

Radular comparative T.hispalensis (A) and T.tartanella (B)

Radular comparative T.hispalensis (A) and T.tartanella (B)
Rudman, W.B., 2007 (Sep 20). Comment on Re: Trapania tartanella and T. hispalensis by Juan Lucas Cervera. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from Sea Slug Forum

Synonyms

  • Drepania tartanella von Ihering, 1886

Description
Animals up to 15 mm in length. Body colour is almost entirely translucid white, revealing the internal organs by transparency. The upper half of the rhinophores, the oral palps, the anterior foot corners, the tip of the gill leaves, the tip of the anterior and posterior tentaculiform processes and the tip of the tail are coloured yellow. The rhinophores have 11-12 orange pigmented lamellae and on their base there is a thick, elongated papilla coloured with the same color. The gill is formed by three tripinnate gill leaves; on each side of the gill there is a thick, elongated papilla, also orange in its apical half. The tail has a white dorsal line.

Biology
In the Iberian Atlantic coast it has been observed on intertidal seaweeds like Chondrus and Cystoseira and in the infralitoral on the sponge Himeniacidon fruticosum. In the Mediterranean it has been reported on sponges of the genus Ircinia. It feeds on entoprocta that grow on sponges. It is frequently observed with endoparasitic copepods that lay eggs externally in the gill area and are very visible.

Etymology

  • Trapania. The original generic name of this species was Drepania, proposed by Lafont in 1874. Pruvot-Fol in 1931 proposed changing the generic name to Trapania to disambiguate it from Drepania Hübner, 1816 (a group of lepidoptera). Madame Pruvot-Fol does not indicate the origin of the name, but there are two theories: the first would be dedicated to the city of Trapani, the province capital of western Sicily; the second would be inspired on the original generic name Drepania, derived from the Greek “Drepane” which means “sickle” and presumably refers to the shape of the appendages located on the sides of the rhinophores and gills in this genus. Pruvot Fol would have chosen the new name on the basis that it has the same meaning, but not the same sound and thus avoid confusion.
  • Tartanella. Probably related to a trawling fishing net of the same name, used in Italy.

Distribution

Known georeferenced records of the species: Trapania tartanella
Sources:
: OBIS
: GROC 2010-2011
: Enric Madrenas
: João Pedro Silva
: Bernard Picton
: GBIF.ORG
: OPK
: VIMAR
: Manuel Ballesteros.
: M@re Nostrum
: Altres fonts
: Marine Regions

References for the species: Trapania tartanella

    Cantabria: Ortea, Quero, Rodriguez, & Valdes, 1989:242; Templado, Luque, & Moreno, 1988:16; Templado et al. (1993a). Galicia: Urgorri and Besteiro (1983). Portugal: García-Gómez et al. (1991), Calado et al. (1999, 2003). Andalucía (Atl.): Cervera, García-Gómez and Megina (2000). Andalucía (Med.): Templado, Luque and Moreno (1988).

    General: Vayssiere, 1913a:356

    Sources: Cervera et al., 2004, Ballesteros, 2007 & 2016, McDonald, 2006 and other sources.

Abundance

    Western Mediterranean:0 out of 5 stars
    Eastern Mediterranean:0 out of 5 stars
    Atlantic Ocean:0 out of 5 stars
Month

This chart displays the monthly observation probability for Trapania tartanella based on our own records.

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Ballesteros, Manuel, Enric Madrenas, Miquel Pontes (2012-2019) "Trapania tartanella" in OPK-Opistobranquis, Published: 17/05/2012, Accessed: 14/12/2019 at (https://opistobranquis.info/en/rcmes)

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