Marionia rubra
(Ruppell & Leuckart, 1831)

Family: Tritoniidae


Known from the Red Sea.


UPPER: Original painting Tab. 4. Fig. 1. Tritonia rubra. Ruppell & Leuckart, 1831.
LOWER: Royal Diving Center, Akaba, Jordan. Red Sea. 20m., April 2001. Photo: Jochen Scholtyssek.

One of a number of tritoniids described by Ruppell & Leuckart from the Red Sea. Jochen Scholtyssek's photo matches the original illustration quite well. At this stage we do not know if the many available names for these soft-coral feeding tritoniids represent good species or colour variations.

• Rüppell, E, & Leuckart, F.S. (1828-1831). Atlas zu der Reise im nördlichen Afrika von Eduard Rüppell. Neue wirbellose Thiere des rothen Meers. 15-47, Pl. 1-12.

Authorship details
Rudman, W.B., 2001 (June 25) Marionia rubra (Ruppell & Leuckart, 1831). [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

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