Known only from Queensland, Australia
Townshend Island side of Canoe Passage, Shoalwater Bay, Central Queensland. September 2002. approx. 17cm long. AMS C415153. Photos: A.C.Miller.
Described from a single preserved specimen, both the dorsal surface and the underside were said to be 'covered with large irregular-sized blister-like tubercles, bearing smaller ones on their surface, and becoming smaller and more congested towards the edges.' I can only assume this is a preservation artifact as the specimen shown photographed here does not have such tubercles, although small irregularities can be seen in the closeup photo of the anterior end in the lower right photo. Its colour pattern however is identical. Allan (1932) likened the colour to that of a colour plate of Kentrodoris annuligera Bergh, a species which is now considered a synonym of Jorunna funebris. The original specimen, from Port Denison, Queensland, was 6.5 inches long preserved [approx 16cm]. Both it and the recently found one illustrated here were found in coastal Queensland.
• Allan, J.K. (1932) Australian Nudibranchs. Australian Zoologist, 7(2): 87-105, Pls 4, 5.
Rudman, W.B., 2002 (October 14) Dendrodoris rainfordi Allan, 1932. [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/factsheet/dendrain
Dendrodoris rainfordi from Thailand
From: Lawrence Neal, November 29, 2007
Huge range extension from Dendrodoris rainfordi
From: Sabine Rock, November 23, 2007
Dendrodoris rainfordi from Moreton Bay, Queensland
From: Nerida Wilson, April 23, 2003
Dendrodoris rainfordi Allan, 1932
From: Alison Miller, October 16, 2002