Dendrodoris grandiflora
Rapp, 1827

Suborder: DORIDINA
Family: Dendrodorididae


Mediterranean, Atlantic coast from Portugal to Canary Islands.


UPPER: Photo: Conxita Avila.
LOWER: Gran Canaria Island, Canary Ids, off west African coast, divesite "Las Canteras". Size ~ 5 cm, depth 3 m, November 1998. Photo: Arthur J. Telle.

"Dendrodoris grandiflora (Rapp, 1827) lives in the Mediterranean Sea and Northeastern Atlantic, from Northern Portugal to the Canary Islands. It is in general a dark, reddish, yellowish, greenish or brownish species with dark spots on the dorsum. In general it has dark striations on the mantle margin. It never has a yellow line on the mantle edge." ..... Angel Valdes.

See Angel Valdes' discussion below on northeastern Atlantic dendrodorids.
See Marina Poddubetskaia Ossokine's message [#17131] discussing similarity of Dendrodoris grandiflora to D. senegalensis.

• Valdes, A., Ortea, J., Avila, C. & Ballesteros, M. (1996) Review of the genus Dendrodoris Ehrenberg, 1831 (Gastropoda: Nudibranchia) in the Atlantic Ocean. Journal of Molluscan Studies, 62: 1-31.

Authorship details
Rudman, W.B., 2000 (May 24) Dendrodoris grandiflora Rapp, 1827. [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

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