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Dendronotus albopunctatus

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Gastropoda
Family  Dendronotidae
Rank  Species
Phylum  Mollusca
Superfamily  Tritonioidea
Genus  Dendronotus
Similar  Dendronotus albus, Dendronotus iris, Dendronotus frondosus, Dendronotus

Dendronotus albopunctatus is a species of sea slug, a dendronotid nudibranch, a shell-less marine gastropod mollusc in the family Dendronotidae.

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Distribution

This species can be found on the Pacific Ocean coast of North America.

Description

Dendronotus albopunctatus is a large dendronotid nudibranch, growing to at least 60 mm in length. The body is translucent white with a red-brown hue on the back. There are opaque white spots on the sides and back of the body, velar processes and rhinophore sheaths. The body shape is similar to Dendronotus robustus, with a broad foot.

Feeding habits

This species feeds on hydroids.

References

Dendronotus albopunctatus Wikipedia


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