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Dendronotus robustus

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

Dendronotus robustus 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 was described from Whale Cove, Grand Menan, 44.773778°N 66.760537°W / 44.773778; -66.760537 on the Atlantic Ocean coast of North America. It is an Arctic species which also occurs in Svalbard and northern Norway.

Description

Dendronotus robustus is a large dendronotid nudibranch, growing to at least 150 mm in length. The body is translucent red-brown. 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 albopunctatus, with a broad foot.

References

Dendronotus robustus Wikipedia


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