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.
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.
ReferencesEncyclopedia of Life
Tree of Life
World Register of Marine Species
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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/IS10027
Citation: Dendronotus patricki (Stout, Wilson, and Valdes 2011) Deep-Sea Guide (DSG) at http://dsg/mbari.org/dsg/view/concept/Dendronotus%20patricki. Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI). Consulted on 2020-05-28.