Tritonia bayeri
Marcus & Marcus, 1967

Family: Tritoniidae


Caribbean Region


Grand Cayman Id, Cayman Islands, Caribbean Sea, September 2000. Approx 50 feet. Approx 1/2 to 3/8 inches (1cm) Photo: Barry Lipman.

Little known of the living animal. Colour and shape briefly described by the Marcus's (1976) as 'living slugs are diaphanous with an opaque white diffuse network on the notum .... The branchiae are white, the velar processes and those of the rhinophoral sheath are peppered with white. The pinkish or dark intestine shines through the notum. There are 4 long tentacular velar processes, and although not described, a median dorsal white line down the posterior foot is visible in the drawings. Preserved animals ranged from 4-5 to 11 mm.

• Marcus, Ev. & Marcus, Er., (1967) Tropical American Opisthobranchs. Studies in Tropical Oceanography, 6: 1-137.
• Marcus, Ev (1983) The Western Atlantic Tritoniidae. Bolm. Zool., Univ. Sao Paulo, 6: 177-214

Authorship details
Rudman, W.B., 2000 (September 25) Tritonia bayeri Marcus & Marcus, 1967. [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

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