Tritoniopsis frydis from Florida

September 23, 2002
From: Linda Ianniello

Dr. Bill,
attached is a shot of Tritoniopsis frydis from Florida. It was found at night, off Delray Beach, Florida, at a depth of about 60 feet. It was about 1 inch long.
Linda I.

Ianniello, L., 2002 (Sep 23) Tritoniopsis frydis from Florida. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

Thanks Linda,
In this photo it looks like the slug has eaten all the tissue off the skeletal core of this soft coral colony, which I guess is Plexaurella sp, which it is reported to feed on. I have included a close-up of the head to show some of the texture of the dorsal skin, and to show the relatively small rhinophores.
Best wishes,
Bill Rudman

Rudman, W.B., 2002 (Sep 23). Comment on Tritoniopsis frydis from Florida by Linda Ianniello. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

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