Dendrodoris stohleri
Millen & Bertsch, 2005

Suborder: DORIDINA
Family: Dendrodorididae


Known only from Bahia de los Angeles, Gulf of California, Mexico.


Bahia de los Angeles, Baja California, Mexico. Feb 1999. Photos: Michael D. Miller.

The body is low and elongate. The mantle is smooth, with a relatively narrow mantle skirt which is thrown into small folds. The six or seven tripinnate gills gills are near the posterior tip of the mantle in the dorsal midline, facing posteriorly when extended. It is similar in shape to Dendrodoris nigra.

The mantle is translucent, ranging in colour from a cream to brownish yellow, and is covered with small, irregularly shaped black patches, except for a clear band around the mantle edge. The body and foot are the same colour as the mantle but lack black pigmentation. The gills and rhinophores are the same colour as the background and may have a few black marks. Found from intertidal to 12 m. No mention of living size but largest preserved animal was 24 mm.

  • Millen, S.V. and Bertsch, H. (2005) Two new species of porostome nudibranchs (family Dendrodorididae) from the coasts of California (USA) and Baja California (Mexico). Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences, 56(18): 189-199.
Authorship details
Rudman, W.B., 2005 (September 30) Dendrodoris stohleri Millen & Bertsch, 2005. [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

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