Tritonia hombergii is a species of dendronotid nudibranch. It is a marine gastropod mollusc in the family Tritoniidae.
Tritonia hombergii is the type species of the genus Tritonia.
(From Wikipedia.org, November 1 2010)
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Tritonia hombergi is the largest of the British nudibranchs, with a maximum recorded body length of 200mm. The colour varies from white to pinkish-brown. The mantle bears many soft, arborescent processes at its edge, that function as gills. The back is covered with rounded tubercles which exude an irritant compound. The rhinophores are branched at the tips and have basal sheaths, as in all Tritonia species. There are many small processes on the oral veil.
(From Encyclopedia of Marine Life of Britain and Ireland via The Encyclopedia of Life, November 1 2010)
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