Dendronotus albus
Macfarland, 1966

Family: Dendronotidae


Alaska to Baja California.


Carmel Bay, California, in about 20M of water. Lower photo showing mating pair. Photo: Clinton Bauder

Similar to D. diversicolor in having an opaque white line on the 'tail' but it usually has more than four pairs of cerata (usually 5-7), and usually has the cerata tipped with orange-yellow, although in rare cases this colour is absent. D. diversicolor also has a white colour form but it usually has no more than 4 pairs of cerata.

• Robilliard, G.A. (1970) The systematics and some aspects of the ecology of the genus Dendronotus (Gastropoda: Nudibranchia). The Veliger, 12(4): 433-479.

Authorship details
Rudman, W.B., 2001 (August 12) Dendronotus albus Macfarland, 1966. [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

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