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Dendrodoris carbunculosa (Kelaart, 1858) [Doris]

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Dendrodoris carbunculosa can be distinguished from Dendrodoris tuberculosa (which looks pretty similar) by the large individual tubercules separated by smooth sections of the mantle. Each large tubercle is surrounded by a ring of small semispherical bumps. In Dendrodoris tuberculosa the tubercules are packed close together and are often compound.
Dendrodoris carbunculosa is a very large species, it is recorded with 41 cm at the Sea-Slug Forum, IPN writes it grows up to 750 mm.
Reference:
Gosliner, Terrence M., David W. Behrens & Ángel Valdés. 2008. Indo-Pacific Nudibranchs and Sea Slugs.
Sea Challengers Natural History Books. Gig Harbor, Washington. 426pp.
More information on Dendrodoris carbunculosa are on Bill Rudman's Sea-Slug Forum!
How to cite:
Köhler, E. (2017), published 14 March 2017, Dendrodoris carbunculosa (Kelaart, 1858)
available from http://www.Philippine-Sea-Slugs.com/Nudibranchia/Euctenidiacea/Dendrodoris_carbunculosa.htm