Tritoniopsis elegans (Audouin, 1826) [Tritonia]

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The colour variants of Tritoniopsis elegans range from almost clear white to creamy brown. In many specimens are opaque white markings on the smooth notum. There are many velar tentacles, in some specimens more than 30.
Some scientists used to call the white colour form Tritoniopsilla alba, later known as Tritoniopsis alba, which is according to WoRMS now accepted as Tritoniopsis elegans (Audouin, 1826). I don't know who formally synonymised it, WoRMS gives no reference.
I found on 12 May 2020 that Yonow (2017) formally synonymised it
MolluscaBase (2019). Tritoniopsis alba (Baba, 1949). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species
at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=872484 on 2019-04-03
Yonow N. (2017). Results of the Rumphius Biohistorical Expedition to Ambon (1990). Part 16. The Nudibranchia - Dendronotina, Arminina, Aeolidina, and Doridina (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Heterobranchia).
Archiv für Molluskenkunde. 146(1): 135-172.
More information on Tritoniopsis elegans are on Bill Rudman's Sea-Slug Forum!
How to cite:
Köhler, E. (202019), published 13 May 2020, Tritoniopsis elegans (Audouin, 1826)
available from https://www.Philippine-Sea-Slugs.com/Nudibranchia/Cladobranchia/Tritoniopsis_elegans.htm


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