Doriopsilla & Dendrodoris - feeding preferences

September 3, 2002
From: Gonçalo Calado

Dear colleagues
I would like to know if anyone has any explicit reference on what some species of Doriopsilla or Dendrodoris feeds on. There is a general idea that they fed on sponges, but I'm not so sure about that, at least with Mediterranean and Eastern Atlantic species. Any ideas?


Calado, G., 2002 (Sep 3) Doriopsilla & Dendrodoris - feeding preferences. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

Dear Gonçalo,
If you haven't looked at the List of the Worldwide Food Habits of Nudibranchs - by Gary R. McDonald & James W. Nybakken, its a good place to start.

I would also welcome more recent feeding data.
Best wishes,
Bill Rudman



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