NZ Mollusca

Dendrodoris denisoni (Angas, 1864)

Dendrodoris denisoni
A large Nudibranch found intertidally to moderate depths, 60mm
Classification: Mollusca - Gastropoda - Heterobranchia - Nudibranchia - Dendrodorididae - Dendrodoris
Synonyms: (=gemmacea Alder & Hancock, =krusensternii Gray)
Size/Grows to: Length 70mm (animal)
Distribution: Three Kings Islands to Fiordland [A.C.F.]
Some known Localities
  • Reotahi, Whangarei Heads, Northland, NZ
  • Mahurangi, Warkworth, Auckland, NZ
  • Valdés, Á., Fahey, S.J. 2006: Dorid nudibranchs described by J.E. Gray in M.E. Gray, 1842-1857 (Mollusca: Opisthobranchia), Records of the Western Australian Museum, supplement, 69 (p.97)
  • Willan, R.C., Morton, J.E. 1984: Opisthobranchia, Marine Molluscs, University of Auckland, Leigh Marine Laboratory, 2 (p.98)
  • Powell, A.W.B. 1979: New Zealand Mollusca: Marine, Land and Freshwater Shells, Collins, Auckland (p.287)
  • Thompson, T.E. 1975: Dorid nudibranchs from eastern Australia (Gastropoda, Opisthobranchia), Journal of Zoology, 176 (p.500)

Note: Localities are approximate, and represent only some of the known localities for the species.