(Alder & Hancock, 1864)
Tropical Indo-West Pacific
Upper: Living animal (67 mm long alive) found intertidally at Rowes Bay, Townsville, Australia. B. living animal (37 mm long alive) found intertidally at Nasese, Fiji. Photos: J. Brodie.
The mantle ranges in colour from pale yellow, to a brownish orange, and there are usually irregularly shaped darker brown to black patches. The underside usually lacks markings, but specimens can have scattered small black spots (Brodie, 2004) were scattered across the ventral underside of the pale orange notum. The foot is of similar in colour to the dorsal background colour but the colour can be more intense. There can also be brown spots on the sides of the foot.
- Alder, J. & Hancock, A. (1864) Notice of a collection of nudibranchiate mollusca made in India by Walter Elliot Esq., with descriptions of several new genera and species. Transactions of the Zoological Society of London, 5: 113-147.
Brodie, G. D. (2004) An unusual dendrodorid: redescription of the tropical nudibranch Dendrodoris atromaculata (Alder & Hancock, 1864) (Anthobranchia: Doridoidea: Dendrodorididae). Zootaxa, 503: 1-13.
Rudman, W.B., 2007 (August 28) Dendrodoris atromaculata (Alder & Hancock, 1864) . [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/factsheet/dendatro