Trapania luquei

Trapania luquei  Ortea, 1989

Trapania luquei @ Las Eras, Tenerife, Canary Islands by Jonathan González Rodríguez

Class: Gastropoda  Cuvier, 1797
Subclass: Heterobranchia  J.E. Gray, 1840
Clade: Euthyneura  Spengel, 1881
Clade: Nudipleura  Wägele & Willan, 2000
Order: Nudibranchia  Cuvier, 1817
Suborder: Euctenidiacea  Tardy, 1970
Infraorder: Doridacea  Thiele, 1931
Superfamily: Onchidoridoidea  J.E. Gray, 1827
Family: Goniodorididae  H. Adams & A. Adams, 1854
Genus: Trapania  Pruvot-Fol, 1931
Species: Trapania luquei  Ortea, 1988




  • Trapania. Bernard Picton considers this derives from Greek Drepane meaning “sickle” or “reaping hook”, presumably referred to the appendixes located in the base of rhinophores and gills in the genus Trapania.
  • Luquei. Named for Prof. Dr. Ángel Antonio Luque del Villar, malacologyst, professor at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, and who was first secretary of Sociedad Española de Malacologia.

This species has been reported in Cape Verde (Ortea, 1989; Rolán, 2005) and also in the Canary Islands (Moro, Ortea & Bacallado, 1997; Ortea et al. 2001 and Moro et al. 2003).

Known georeferenced records of the species: Trapania luquei
: GROC 2010-2011
: Enric Madrenas
: João Pedro Silva
: Bernard Picton
: Manuel Ballesteros.
: M@re Nostrum
: Altres fonts
: Marine Regions


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

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Cite this article as:

Ballesteros, Manuel, Enric Madrenas, Miquel Pontes et al. (2012-2017) "Trapania luquei" in OPK-Opistobranquis, Published: 07/06/2015, Accessed: 18/12/2017 at (

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