Dendrodorid Nudibranchs

Dendrodorids belong to a group of dorid nudibranchs sometimes referred to as porostomes, which include two families both lacking a radula (set of teeth). They feed essentially by spitting digestive enzymes onto their sponge prey, then sucking up the partially digested softened sponge tissue. Most species are highly toxic, with their toxicity generally derived from whatever sponges they are eating. At least one species seems to produce a substance irritating to a person's eyes.

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Dendrodoris


Dendrodoris albopurpura


Dendrodoris
cf albopurpura

Dendrodoris carbunculosa

Dendrodoris coronata

Dendrodoris denisoni

Dendrodoris elongata

Dendrodoris nigra

Dendrodoris
cf rubra

Dendrodoris tuberculosa

Dendrodoris
sp. e200

Dendrodoris
sp. e362

Dendrodoris
sp. e407

Dendrodoris sp. e642

Dendrodoris
sp. e674

Dendrodoris
? sp. e707

Dendrodoris sp. e772

Dendrodoris sp. e835

Doriopsilla


Doriopsilla
sp. e385


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