Oral tentacles
Rhinophore detail
Lateral view
Tritonia manicata
Tritonia manicata
Small dendronotid nudibranch found in shallow but clear waters generally rich in hydroids and corals. The base colour is whitish to cream with dark brown markings to blotches on the dorsum.

Propodial tentacles: Absent
Oral tentacles: 6 in number of variable size
Rhinophores: Sheated and branched at tips
Cerata: Branched, pale coloured, 4-pairs in specimens examined.
Foot: Colourless without any appendages.

Size range: 17mm. Uncommon.

Specific characteristics: This species is easy to distinguish from related species by its colouration, shape and number of tentacles.

Identification by Dr. A. Perrone
Marine species
Seaslug Forum
Tritonia manicata Deshayes, 1853
17mm Rdum il-Hmar <1m depth 1/8/93
7-8mm Qajjenza <1m depth 29/9/93
Lateral view of 17mm specimen
Detail of oral tentacles & rhinophores (17mm specimen)
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