Dendrodoris sp. 1   
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This species has been observed on Reunion, Seychelles Island

Order : Nudibranchia
Suborder : Euctenidiacea
Superfamily : Phyllidioidea
Family : Dendrodorididae
Distribution : Seychelles and Reunion Island
Maximal size : 200 mm
Abundance :

Species characteristics :

There is several pit surrounded by ridges, not by tubercles. Most pit has a dark purple to dark brown coloration. Similar coloration could be appeared in the background of the ridge area in some specimens.

The gills are large, covering most of the posterior end of the beast, and is whitish with pink axis

The rhinophores are white

The underside of the mantle and the foot is white


dendrodoris sp 1
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Photo Sylvain Corbel
Reunion, Saint Leu, Les kiosques, 20 m, 17 March 2011, size : 150 mm

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Remarks :

Dendrodoris sp. according Richard Willan Miamira sp. according David Behrens

Bibliographic data :

The sculpturing on the dorsum is a bit like some specimens of Dendrodoris tuberculosa or Dendrodoris denisoni but not really.
    It looks like also Dendrodoris sp. 2 from Réunion Island

References :

Nudipixel : Dendrodoris sp
    Slugsite : Miamira sp

Publications :


Other photos of Dendrodoris sp. 1 :

Carole Nussbaumer

Réunion, Etang salé lagoon, less 1 m, 19 March 2012, size : 160 mm

Gills details

(a) The pink rachis of the gills


Emmanuel Eby

Réunion, Saint Leu, 25 September 2004, size : 150 mm


The underside of the mantle and the foot is white

Frank Gloystein

Seychelles, Bird Island, 10 m, 9 November 2016, size : 200 mm



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