Dendronotus orientalis (Baba, 1932) [Pseudobornella]

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This is the first record of Dendronotus orientalis from the Philippines. It was known before only from Japan. The most distinctive external feature of Dendronotus orientalis is the long slender tentacle on the rhinophoral sheaths, which can extend to at least twice the length of the body.
This species was posted on 8 April 2004 at these websites as Pseudobornella orientalis  Baba, 1932,
Pola & Gosliner (2010) synonymized the genus Pseudobornella  Baba, 1932 with the genus Dendronotus  Alder & Hancock, 1845.
I noticed this change because of the recent discovery of this species at California, USA!
Pola M. & Gosliner T.M. (2010) The first molecular phylogeny of cladobranchian opisthobranchs (Mollusca, Gastropoda, Nudibranchia).
Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 56: 931-941.
More information on Dendronotus orientalis as Pseudobornella orientalis are on Bill Rudman's Sea-Slug Forum!
How to cite:
Köhler, E. (2019), published 7 January 2019, Dendronotus orientalis (Baba, 1932)
available from https://www.Philippine-Sea-Slugs.com/Nudibranchia/Cladobranchia/Dendronotus_orientalis.htm


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