Dendronotus orientalis

Summary 5

Dendronotus orientalis is a species of sea slug, a dendronotid nudibranch, a shell-less marine gastropod mollusc in the family Dendronotidae.

Distribution 6

This species was described from Misaki Marine Biological Station, Moroiso, Japan. It has been reported from the Philippines and China. In March and April 2016, a group of 16 breeding Dendronotus orientalis were reported from the San Francisco Bay in Redwood City, California. A specimen from Daisong Bay, near Xiamen, China was sequenced for the 16S ribosomal RNA and Histone H3 genes and found to cluster within the genus Dendronotus prompting the change of name from Pseudobornella orientalis to Dendronotus orientalis.

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  1. (c) Robin Agarwal, some rights reserved (CC BY), http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Dendronotus_orientalis_from_SF_Bay.jpg
  2. (c) Robin Agarwal, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:2016-03-29_Dendronotus_orientalis_closeup.jpg
  3. (c) Robin Agarwal, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), http://www.inaturalist.org/photos/3267282
  4. (c) Robin Agarwal, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), http://www.inaturalist.org/photos/3269481
  5. Adapted by Robin Agarwal from a work by (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dendronotus_orientalis
  6. (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dendronotus_orientalis

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Color brown, yellow