Dendronotus patricki

Author: Stout, Wilson, and Valdes 2011


General: Live animals uniformly reddish brown, with digestive gland visible through semi-translucent body as a purple mass. Buccal mass and hermaphroditic gland also visible as pale yellowish masses on anterior and posterior ends of the body, respectively.

Geographic Information

Published depth range: 898 – 2161 m

Ocean range (global): Monterey Canyon to Santa Cruz Basin (Southern California).

Habitat description: Benthic: typically soft sediment and mud, often found near whale-falls, but might inhabit hard rock as well.

Additional Information


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National Center for Biotechnology Information

Stout, C.C., N.G. Wilson, and Á. Valdés (2011). A new species of deep-sea Dendronotus Alder & Hancock (Mollusca : Nudibranchia) from California, with an expanded phylogeny of the genus. CSIRO, 25: 60-69.

Citation: Dendronotus patricki (Stout, Wilson, and Valdes 2011) Deep-Sea Guide (DSG) at http://dsg/ Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI). Consulted on 2020-05-28.
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