Tritonia incerta
Bergh, 1904

Family: Tritoniidae


Northern half of the North Island of New Zealand.


Tutukaka coast, northern New Zealand. Grows to over 120mm. PHOTOS: Ross Armstrong. 

Usually pale to deep orange, this relatively large New Zealand tritoniid extends from the low intertidal to over 200m at the edge of the continental shelf. In the shallow sublittoral it is usually found clustered on the orange alcyonacean Alcyonium aurantiacum on which it feeds.

• Willan, R.C. & Coleman, N. (1984) Nudibranchs of Australasia. Australian Marine Photographic Index: Sydney.

Authorship details
Rudman, W.B., 1998 (December 12) Tritonia incerta Bergh, 1904. [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

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Tritonia incerta from New Zealand

December 12, 1998
From: Ross Armstrong

Armstrong, R., 1998 (Dec 12) Tritonia incerta from New Zealand. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

I have posted above the photos of Tritonia incerta Ross Armstrong has sent from New Zealand. See his letter.
Bill Rudman