Physical Description

Type Information

Holotype for Triopha maculata Macfarland, 1905
Catalog Number: USNM 181276
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Invertebrate Zoology
Preparation: Alcohol (Ethanol)
Collector(s): F. Macfarland
Year Collected: 1894
Locality: Monterey, Pacific Grove, California, United States, North Pacific Ocean
Microhabitat: tidepools
  • Holotype: Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash. 18: 49.
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Barcode data: Triopha maculata

The following is a representative barcode sequence, the centroid of all available sequences for this species.


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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Triopha maculata

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Public Records: 1
Specimens with Barcodes: 1
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Wikipedia

Triopha maculata

Triopha maculata, common name "speckled triopha", is a species of colorful sea slug, a nudibranch, a shell-less marine gastropod mollusk in the family Polyceridae. This species is very variable in color.

Distribution[edit]

This nudibranch lives in the eastern Pacific Ocean, from Vancouver, Canada, to Baja California, Mexico. It also lives in Japan.

Description[edit]

Triopha maculata can, on rare occasions, grow as large as 180 mm (a little more than 7 inches) but usually the maximum length is 50 mm (about 2 inches.)

The color can be a very pale and translucent yellow, or it can be a darker yellow, orange, red, and even dark brown. There are always raised whitish spots, hence the name maculata, meaning spotted.

Life habits[edit]

This species feeds on bryozoans.


References[edit]

Behrens, D.W., 1980, Pacific Coast Nudibranchs: a guide to the opisthobranchs of the northeastern Pacific, Sea Challenger Books, Washington.

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