Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Mollusca > Class Gastropoda > Subclass Heterobranchia > Infraclass Opisthobranchia > Order Nudibranchia > Suborder Dexiarchia > Infraorder Dendronotida > Superfamily Tritonioidea > Family Tritoniidae > Genus Tritonia

Tritonia plebeia Johnston, 1828

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

TritoniaCuvier, 1798accepted genus name
Candiella Gray, 1850 synonym
Duvaucelia Risso, 1826 synonym
Nemocephala A. Costa, 1867 synonym
Sphaerostoma MacGillivray, 1843 synonym
Tritonia (Candiella) Gray, 1850 synonym

Species group names

Sphaerostoma aurantiacum Barnard, 1927 synonym
Tritonia pulchra Johnston, 1828 synonym

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 Dutch: gewone tritonia; kleine tritonia


original description

Johnston G. (1828). Contributions to the British fauna. Zoological Journal, 3, pp. 175-180, 486-491.

basis of record

Gofas, S.; Le Renard, J.; Bouchet, P. (2001). Mollusca, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 180-213

additional source

Muller, Y. (2004). Faune et flore du littoral du Nord, du Pas-de-Calais et de la Belgique: inventaire. [Coastal fauna and flora of the Nord, Pas-de-Calais and Belgium: inventory]. Commission RĂ©gionale de Biologie RĂ©gion Nord Pas-de-Calais: France. 307 pp.

additional source

Turgeon, D.; Quinn, J.F.; Bogan, A.E.; Coan, E.V.; Hochberg, F.G.; Lyons, W.G.; Mikkelsen, P.M.; Neves, R.J.; Roper, C.F.E.; Rosenberg, G.; Roth, B.; Scheltema, A.; Thompson, F.G.; Vecchione, M.; Williams, J.D. (1998). Common and scientific names of aquatic invertebrates from the United States and Canada: mollusks. 2nd ed. American Fisheries Society Special Publication, 26. American Fisheries Society: Bethesda, MD (USA). ISBN 1-888569-01-8. IX, 526 + cd-rom pp.

additional source

Hayward, P.J.; Ryland, J.S. (Ed.) (1990). The marine fauna of the British Isles and North-West Europe: 1. Introduction and protozoans to arthropods. Clarendon Press: Oxford, UK. ISBN 0-19-857356-1. 627 pp.





External Links

GenBank (2 nucleotides; 0 proteins)
Biodiversity Heritage Library (72 publications)
Barcode of Life (4 barcodes)


Gofas, S. (2014). Tritonia plebeia. In: Costello, M.J.; Bouchet, P.; Boxshall, G.; Arvantidis, C.; Appeltans, W. (2014) European Register of Marine Species, accessed through PESI at http://www.eu-nomen.eu/portal/taxon.php?GUID=urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:141738




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