Dendronotus frondosus

(Ascanius, 1774)

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Dendronotus frondosus from La Jolla, USA
Identification verified by Gary McDonald
 

Identification is verified by Gary McDonald, Nudi Pixel expert

Comment from Gary McDonald: Feb 22, 2011: This is definitely not Hancockia californica. The rhinophores and cerata are not the shape of Hancockia californica rhinophores and cerata; and the velar appendages and the general color of the animal do not correspond to Hancockia californica.

Stout, Pola & Valdes (2010:373) suggest the resurrection of the name Dendronotus venustus for eastern Pacific specimens currently
recognized as Dendronotus frondosus.
 

Location:La Jolla, USA
Photographer:Kevin Lee
Camera:Nikon D200View EXIF properties
Taken on:October 15, 2008
Viewed:1246 times
Posted:8 years ago
Updated:6 years ago

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Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class:Gastropoda
Subclass:Opisthobranchia
Order:Nudibranchia
Suborder:Dendronotina
Family:Dendronotidae
Species:Dendronotus frondosus