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Dendronotus albus (Macfarland, 1966)
White Dendronotus nudibranch
This animal is a species of sea slug, a dorid nudibranch, a shell-less marine gastropod mollusk in the family Dendronotidae. It is found along the west coast of North America from Alaska to Baja California. This species feeds on hydroids.
This species grows to a maximum length of 3.5 cm. It has an opaque white line on the 'tail' but usually has more than four pairs of cerata, (typically 5 to 7), and normally has orange or yellow tipped cerata, although in rare cases this color is absent.
Point Lobos Marine Reserve, Carmel, CA.
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