Tritonia sp. 02  Genus: Cuvier, 1798

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Tritonia sp. 02 is characterized by its white body and by its maroon gills, rhinophores, and velar appendages. There is a distictive maroon band running below the secondary gills from the oral veil posteriorly.
This species was posted on 25 February 2013 at these websites as Tritoniidae sp. 03 family Lamarck, 1809, with the comment:
"This might be a species of Tritonia Cuvier, 1797, Dr. Alicia Hermosillo-González labelled it "Tritonia sp 1.JPG".
I found by chance on 20 April 2013 two pictures of Tritonia insulae (Baba, 1955) at the umiushi-zukan website, searching for more pictures I found a broken link to
I don't know how, but on this website is a copy of this picture still visible, I am sure it is the same species! And I found one more picture of it at this http://chibisuke.jp/archives/378 website.
There is a different species from Japan online, also labeled Tritonia insulae, that is why I asked an expert for help.
Dr. Richard C. Willan sent a pdf with the Baba's original drawing of Duvaucelia (Duvaucelia) insulae and wrote:" He called it Duvaucelia insulae and described it as "Coloration unmistakable in the genus. The body is white and the gills are vermilion-tinted." That is all above mentioned specimens had been misidentified, they have chocolate brown branchial tufts, not vermilion red tinted, and they have brown oral papillae not white ones.
I changed it on 15 July 2016 into Tritonia sp. 02  Genus: Cuvier, 1797. It is in Gosliner et al. (2015) bottom left of page 319 as Tritonia sp. 1.
Gosliner, T.M, D.W. Behrens & Á.Valdés. 2015. Nudibranch &Sea Slug Identification Indo-Pacific.
New World Publications Inc. Jacksonville, FL. 408 pp.
How to cite:
Köhler, E. (2020), published 16 April 2020, Tritonia sp. 02  Genus: Cuvier, 1798
available from https://www.Philippine-Sea-Slugs.com/Nudibranchia/Cladobranchia/Tritonia_sp_02.htm


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