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Trapania bonellenae

New Trapania species, Trapania bonellenae, Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles, Caribbean Sea.
http://caribjsci.org/Oct09/45_8-14.pdf
Depths: 5 - 15 meters
Size: 5 mm - 25 mm
Dates: 01 June - 20 August 2007, 17 April - 13 August 2008, 11 June 2009 - July 2009
All were found on brown bowl or brown ball sponges..photos #6 & #29
In photos 2, 4 & 7 you can clearly see the kamptozoans or entoprocts that the Trapania feed on.
Chuck Catlett's photo, #13, shows egg ribbons.
8/21/07 Added 3 photos taken by Mike McVicar showing the Trapania laying eggs (and mating?).
Mike's photos were taken on August 15th, 2007 3pm. Klein Bonaire.
Photo #9, First Trapania found in 2008. 4/17/08 10:25pm
First Trapania found in 2010 on May 22nd, 9:35pm
There were no known sightings of Trapania bonellenae on Bonaire from June 2010 to June 2014.
June 19th 2014 (7:20 pm) I found a pair of them on the same sponge where the last one was sighted in 2010!

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Trapania 1
Trapania 1
Trapania 2
Trapania 2
Trapania 3
Trapania 3
Trapania 2
Trapania 2
Trapania 2
Trapania 2
Trapania Home
Trapania Home
Trapania & Entoprocts
Trapania & Entoprocts
Trapania bonellenae
Trapania bonellenae
Trapania bonellenae
Trapania bonellenae
Trapania Laying Eggs, Mike McVicar Photo
Trapania Laying Eggs, Mike McVicar Photo
Trapania Laying Eggs, Mike McVicar Photo
Trapania Laying Eggs, Mike McVicar Photo
Trapania Laying Eggs, Mike McVicar Photo
Trapania Laying Eggs, Mike McVicar Photo
Trapania w/ Eggs, Chuck Catlett Photo
Trapania w/ Eggs, Chuck Catlett Photo
Trapania bonellenae  2008
Trapania bonellenae 2008
Trapania bonellenae Feeding
Trapania bonellenae Feeding
Trapania & Eggs
Trapania & Eggs
Trapania Mating
Trapania Mating
Trapania Mating
Trapania Mating
Trapania Eggs
Trapania Eggs
Trapania w/ Eggs
Trapania w/ Eggs
Trapania w/ Eggs
Trapania w/ Eggs
Trapania bonellenae
Trapania bonellenae
Trapania & Frogfish!!
Trapania & Frogfish!!
Baby Frogfish!!
Baby Frogfish!!
Trapania & Baby Frog
Trapania & Baby Frog
Trapania & Frogfish
Trapania & Frogfish
Baby Frogfish & Nudibranch
Baby Frogfish & Nudibranch
Linda's Trapania
Linda's Trapania
Brown Ball Sponge
Brown Ball Sponge
Mike McVicar Photo
Mike McVicar Photo
Trapania Mix
Trapania Mix
Trapania Mix
Trapania Mix
Trapania bonellenae
Trapania bonellenae
Trapania bonellenae
Trapania bonellenae
Trapania bonellenae
Trapania bonellenae
Trapania bonellenae
Trapania bonellenae
Trapania Pair
Trapania Pair
Trapania Pair
Trapania Pair
Trapania & Eggs
Trapania & Eggs