Dendrodoris from Brazil [1]

September 22, 2007
From: Vinicius Padula

Dear Bill,

To complement the discussion about Dendrodoris in the western Atlantic I´m sending some pictures of colour variations of we are calling Dendrodoris krebsii.

Locality: Upper photos: adult specimens from Cabo Frio. Lower photo:   young specimens from Florianópolis. All specimens photographed or collected on intertidal areas, Brazil, Atlantic, 2006, 2007, Intertidal . Length: Juveniles approx 2-3 cm, adults from 6 to 10 cm. Photographer: Vinicius Padula.

I believe that there are still some big questions to answer concerning Dendrodoris   in the eastern Pacific- west Atlantic oceans.

For example, we need to remember one recent record of Dendrodoris senegalensis from Brazil (see García & Troncoso, 2003) on Fernando de Noronha archipelago, Brazil.

  • García, F.J. & Troncoso, J.S. 2003.Two unknown species of Mollusca Gastropoda from the Archipelago Fernando de Noronha (Brazil), with description of a new species belonging to the genus Phidiana Gray, 1850 and a new record of Dendrodoris senegalensis Bouchet, 1975. Scientia Marina, 67(2): 159-166.

Best wishes,
Vinicius Padula

Padula, V., 2007 (Sep 22) Dendrodoris from Brazil [1]. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

Dear Vinicius,
Thanks very much for these photos and those in your second message [#20760], I am sure this is not the last we will hear of Dendrodoris krebsii, D. senegalensis and the others. It looks very much like the Dendrodoris nigra, D. rubra, D. fumata etc problem in the Indo-West Pacific

Best wishes,
Bill Rudman

Rudman, W.B., 2007 (Sep 22). Comment on Dendrodoris from Brazil [1] by Vinicius Padula. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

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