Dendronotus sp. 3

Family: Dendronotidae


Alaska to California (Behrens, 1991)


Oil Rigs off San Pedro, California, USA, April 2004. Photo: Bruce Wight

Animal translucent reddish brown with scattered opaque white spots all over. The cerata are lined with opaque white. No lateral processes on rhinophore sheath. Grows to at least 40 mm. Known in Behrens (1991) as Dendronotus sp. 1.

  • Behrens, D. W. (1991) Pacific coast nudibranchs: a guide to the opisthobranchs, Alaska to Baja California, vi + 107 pp., 217
    photos. Second Edition. Sea Challengers, Monterey, California.
Authorship details
Rudman, W.B., 2005 (February 9) Dendronotus sp. 3 [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

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