Common at least along the northern Mediterranean from Turkey to Spain, and reported on the Atlantic coast from Morocco north to southern England.
UPPER: Ria de Arosa, Galicia, NW Spain. July 1978. Intertidal. 15mm. Photo: B.E. Picton.
LOWER: Punta San Garcia Reef, Bay of Algeciras (Strait of Gibraltar, southern Spain) at 3 - 5 m. depth. Size: 15 mm. July 1999. Photo: Alma Sánchez
Body translucent white with large patches of dark brown, green or black scattered over the back. Similar markings of the same colour are found on the sides of the body below the erect and branching gills arranged along the edge of the dorsum. The oral veil has 3-4 unbranched tentacles on each side of the midline. A small species growing to about 15mm in length.
• Deshayes, G.P. (1853). Traité élémentaire de conchyliologie avec les applications de cette science à la geologie. (Explication des planches) pp. 55-60 (pls 88-90, 92, 93) Paris
Rudman, W.B., 2001 (October 28) Tritonia manicata Deshayes, 1853. [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/tritmani
August 2, 2002
From: Marina Poddubetskaia
Here are some photos of Tritonia manicata from French Mediterranean.
Date: July 03, 2002
Location: Port-Bou, France
Site : Pointe aux girelles
Photos: Marina Poddubetskaia - Nembro website
email@example.comPoddubetskaia, M., 2002 (Aug 2) Tritonia manicata from Mediterranean. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/7523
November 8, 2001
From: Bernard Picton
I see you just posted a picture of Tritonia manicata. I think these dark spotted animals are juveniles. I enclose a couple of pictures of a larger animal which has quite different coloration. I'd be interested to know if the Mediterranean workers have seen these changing colour as they grow, as
does Tritonia hombergi. Luis Sánchez Tocino has a similar animal on his website. [http://www.ugr.es/~lstocino/welcome.htm]
My photo was taken at Ria de Arosa, Galicia, NW Spain. July 1978. Intertidal. 15mm.
firstname.lastname@example.orgPicton, B.E., 2001 (Nov 8) Adult Tritonia manicata from Atlantic Spain. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/5631
October 31, 2001
From: Alma Sánchez
Dear Dr Rudman,
Here is a photo of Tritonia manicata Deshayes, 1853. This specimen was collected in July 1999 at the Bay of Algeciras (Strait of Gibraltar, southern Spain) at 3 - 5 m. depth. Size: 15 mm. Place: Punta San Garcia Reef.
email@example.comSánchez, A., 2001 (Oct 31) Tritonia manicata from the Western Mediterranean. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/5590