Colour forms of Dendronotus albus

May 16, 2005
From: Jim Lyle

Here is a picture of a pair of Dendronotus albus from the Northern Channel Islands of California, showing slightly different color patterns - one has little coloring on the cerata.

Locality:  San Miguel Island, California, USA. Depth: 20 meters. Length: 24 mm. 06 May 2005. Rocky reef. Photographer: Jim Lyle

Jim Lyle

Lyle, J.L., 2005 (May 16) Colour forms of Dendronotus albus. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

Dear Jim,
Nice to see an almost white form together with an orange-tipped form. I have included a close-up alongside as it shows the gills quite well
Best wishes,
Bill Rudman

Rudman, W.B., 2005 (May 16). Comment on Colour forms of Dendronotus albus by Jim Lyle. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from


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