|Researched by||Rose Edwards||Refereed by||Admin|
|Authority||(Forbes & Goodsir, 1839)|
|Other common names||-||Synonyms||Cuthona foliata (Forbes & Goodsir, 1839), Tenellia foliata (Forbes & Goodsir, 1839)|
Trinchesia foliata typically grows to 1 cm in length and has five red markings on its head/heart region. The body and processes (cerata) are flecked with yellowish-white pigments that fade towards the base. Rings of colour are formed just below the tips of the short pointed cerata. Cerata are organized in seven to eight rows, each having up to 5 cerata across. The front tentacles and horn-like structures (rhinophores) have red rings on them and crescent-shaped red marks are also located in front of and behind the bases of these tentacles. There is a red V-shaped mark behind the heart in the centre of the back.
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Last Updated: 07/06/2007