Dendrodoris denisoni (Angas, 1864)

Dendrodoris denisoni is known in the Marshalls from two specimens found at Kwajalein Atoll. Both were in Halimeda patches on lagoon reefs at a depth of about 7-9m. The first specimen measured 29mm and was found on 20 October 2008. We also have this from Hawaii, but there they are much darker. For a while in 2015, this species had been moved to Dendrodoris krausensternii, but the latest book (Gosliner et al, 2015) put it back in D. denisoni.

The smaller specimen below was found on 1 June 2015.

Created 23 October 2008
Updated 10 January 2016

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