Kay & Young, 1969
Tropical Western Pacific. Indian Ocean?
Koumac, New Caledonia, October 1993, 23mm long alive. PHOTOS: Bill Rudman.
First described from Hawaii and well-known in eastern Australia, these are the first records from New Caledonia. The most characteristic feature is the transverse `crown-like' band of tubercles, (for which it is named), just in front of the gills. This animal has a remarkable resemblance to a small living cowry snail (Cypraeidae).
• Kay, E.A. & Young, D.K. (1969). The Doridacea (Opisthobranchia: Mollusca) of the Hawaiian Islands. Pacific Science, 23: 172-231.
Rudman, W.B., 1999 (April 18) Dendrodoris coronata Kay & Young, 1969. [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/factsheet/dendcoro