Tritonia tetraquetra

Alternate names: Tritonia diomedea

Author: (Pallas, 1788)


General: Pink-peach, reddish, white-colored, gill appendages line the dorsum, oral veil with long appendages, large rhinophores may be visible. Normally dark pink (in our range) with white gills along the edge when near Paragorgia, possibly Funiculina, and other deeply-colored prey. Lighter color when feeding elsewhere.

Size: to 20 cm

Geographic Information

Habitat description: Benthic; soft sediment and hard substrate.

Additional Information

Consulting taxonomist: Alexander Martynov, Zoological Museum, Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia.


Encyclopedia of Life

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World Register of Marine Species

National Center for Biotechnology Information

Rudman, W.B. (2000). Tochuina tetraquetra (Pallas, 1788). Australian Museum.

Citation: Tritonia tetraquetra ((Pallas, 1788) ) Deep-Sea Guide (DSG) at http://dsg/ Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI). Consulted on 2020-10-22.
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