Dendrodoris from Brazil [2]

September 22, 2007
From: Vinicius Padula

Dear Bill,

Two more pictures of Dendrodoris krebsii from Brazil to add to those in my earlier message [#20759 ].

Locality: Upper photo: couple from Guanabara bay, Rio de Janeiro. Lower photo: eggmass from Guanabara bay, Rio de Janeiro., 1 meter, Brazil, Atlantic, 2007, On a rock. Length: about 10 cm. Photographer: Vinicius Padula.

Best wishes,

Padula, V., 2007 (Sep 22) Dendrodoris from Brazil [2]. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

Thanks Vinicius,

If you have more than one species, the egg ribbon may be a useful clue. Certainly the egg ribbon, size of eggs, etc are proving useful in separtaing at least some of the Indo-West Pacific forms. When I get a moment I mean to prepare a page on Dendrodoris arborescens which Brodie & Calado (2006) consider distinct.

  • Brodie, G.D. & Calado, G. 2006. Dendrodoris arborescens (Collingwood, 1881) (Mollusca: Nudibranchia): larval characterstics reveal a masked porostome species. Records of the Western Australian Museum Suppl. 69: 119-126.

Best wishes,
Bill Rudman

Rudman, W.B., 2007 (Sep 22). Comment on Dendrodoris from Brazil [2] by Vinicius Padula. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

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