Tritonia festiva

Diamondback tritonia
Tritonia festiva
Tritonia festiva, British Columbia, Canada, Photo: Em Lim
Tritonia festiva
Tritonia festiva, British Columbia, Canada, Photo: Em Lim
Tritonia festiva
Tritonia festiva, British Columbia, Canada, Photo: Jasmin Schuster
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Tritonia festiva
Tritonia festiva
Tritonia festiva

Distribution


Description

Feeding on soft corals, the body is translucent white, but may take on a pink or orange hue indicating the colour of its last meal. Reticulating diamond-like pattern may or may not be present on the dorsal surface. 


Information

Max Size: 4 cm

Sea Temperature Range: 12.9-18.6°C

Depth: N/A

Habitat Generalization Index: N/A

Also referred to as the SGI (Species Generalisation Index), this describes the habitat niche breadth of the species. Species with values less than 15 are found in a relatively narrow range of reef habitat types (specialists), while those over 25 may be found on most hard substrates within their range (generalists). Learn more here.


Conservation and Rarity

IUCN Status: Not Evaluated

Occurrence: Frequent (14.0% of sites)

Occurrence describes how often the species is found on surveys within its distribution. It is calculated as the % of reef sites surveyed by RLS divers across all the ecoregions in which the species has been observed

Abundance: Solitary (1 per transect)

Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.