dendronotus

Dendronotus albus

…is a species of Dendronotid nudibranch which occurs along the western seaboard of North America, ranging from Alaska south to Baja California. Adult D. albus are fairly small with individuals only growing 3.5 cm (1.3 in) long, they are characterized by their opaque white coloration and yellow tipped cerata, although sometimes the yellow coloration is absent. Like other nudibranchs, Dendronotus albus feeds on sessile invertebrates, typically hydroids. 

Classification

Animalia-Mollusca-Gastropoda-Heterobranchia-Euthyneura-Nudipleura-Nudibranchia-Dexiarchia-Cladobranchia-Dendronotida-Tritonioidea-Dendronotidae-Dendronotus-D. albus

Image: Steve Lonhart

Dendronotus albus

…a species of Dendronotid nudibranch that is known to occur of the west coast of North America, ranging from Alaska south to Baja California. Like other species of nudibranch, Dendronotus albus is predatory in nature and is known to feed mainly on various hydroid species. 

Classification

Animalia-Mollusca-Gastropoda-Heterobranchia-Euthyneura-Nudipleura-Nudibranchia-Dexiarchia-Cladobranchia-Dendronotida-Tritonioidea-Dendronotidae-Dendronotus-D. albus

Image: Steve Lonhart