OKINAWA SLUG SITE

Tritonia bollandi Smith & Gosliner, 2003 (rfb #3443-B / 88mm / from 235ft)
[on host octocoral]



Tritonia bollandi Smith & Gosliner, 2003 (rfb #3459-A / 88mm / from 230ft)
[on host octocoral]



Tritonia bollandi Smith & Gosliner, 2003 (rfb #3468-B / 82mm / from 185ft)


Tritonia bollandi Smith & Gosliner, 2003 (rfb #3557-A / 65mm / from 225ft)


Tritonia bollandi Smith & Gosliner, 2003 (rfb #3557-A / from 225ft)
[ova probably* from the preceding 65mm animal]



Tritonia bollandi Smith & Gosliner, 2003 (rfb #3585-B / 69mm / from 180ft)


Tritonia bollandi Smith & Gosliner, 2003 (rfb #3600-A / 18mm / from 210ft)
[on host octocoral]



Tritonia bollandi Smith & Gosliner, 2003 (rfb #3443-A / 17mm / from 235ft)
[on host octocoral]


* Ova found in close proximity to the tritoniid but not actually observed to have been deposited by the 65mm animal (RFB #3557-A).

Taxonomy:

        Six of the above seven animals are of the paratypes (RFB #3600-A is not a paratype specimen and the single image of ova is from one of the paratypes: RFB #3557-A).

NOTE: This page in re presentation with Opisthobranch of the Week, Tritonia bollandi.

Page Date: 08 Sep '03
Page Modification Date: 08 Sep '03
Digitally manipulated photos
Copyright © 2003 Robert F. Bolland