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1 January 2009 A new species of Trapania Pruvot-Fol, 1931 (Mollusca, Gastropoda, Opisthobranchia, Nudibranchia) from the Caribbean Sea with an analysis of its phylogenetic relationships
Ángel Valdés
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Abstract

Trapania bonellenae, a new species from Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles belonging to the nudibranch family Goniodorididae, is characterized by having a unique translucent grey color with a pattern of black pigment, a complex network of opaque white lines covering almost the entire notum and very elongate extra-branchial and extra-rhinophoral appendages. The radular teeth are characterized by a very long and narrow subterminal cusp. A phylogenetic analysis of all species of Trapania for which there is enough morphological information available, reveals that the new species is most closely related to a group of mostly Indo-Pacific species. The support and resolution for this clade are weak and more research is necessary.

Copyright 2009 College of Arts and Sciences University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez
Ángel Valdés "A new species of Trapania Pruvot-Fol, 1931 (Mollusca, Gastropoda, Opisthobranchia, Nudibranchia) from the Caribbean Sea with an analysis of its phylogenetic relationships," Caribbean Journal of Science 45(1), 8-14, (1 January 2009). https://doi.org/10.18475/cjos.v45i1.a3
Published: 1 January 2009
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Bonaire
Goniodorididae
Netherlands Antilles
systematics
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