Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Mollusca > Class Gastropoda > Subclass Heterobranchia > Infraclass Opisthobranchia > Order Nudibranchia > Suborder Dexiarchia > Infraorder Dendronotida > Superfamily Tritonioidea > Family Dendronotidae > Genus Dendronotus

Dendronotus frondosus (Ascanius, 1774)

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

DendronotusAlder & Hancock, 1845accepted genus name
Amphitrite Ascanius, 1774 later homonym
Amphitrite Ascanius, 1774 synonym

Species group names

Amphitrite frondosa Ascanius, 1774 synonym
Dendronotus luteolus Lafont, 1871 synonym
Doris arborescens Müller O.F., 1776 synonym
Tritonia pulchella Alder & Hancock, 1842 synonym
Tritonia reynoldsii Couthouy, 1838 synonym

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 Danish: kvastsnegl sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Dutch: boompjesslak; gewone boompjesslak sources: Hayward, P.; Nelson-Smith, A.; Shields, C. (1999). Gids van kust en strand: flora en fauna [Coast and beach guide: flora and fauna]. Tirion: Baarn, Netherlands. ISBN 90-5210-327-5. 352, ill. pp.;de Bruyne, R.H.; Bank, R.A.; Adema, J.P.H.M.; Perk, F.A. (1994). Nederlandse naamlijst van de weekdieren (Mollusca) van Nederland en Belgie: feestuitgave ter gelegenheid van het zestig-jarig jubileum van de Nederlandse Malacologische Vereniging [Dutch namelist of the Mollusca from the Netherlands and Belgium: festive edition at the occasion of the 60-year jubilee of the Dutch Malacological Society]. Backhuys Publishers: Leiden, The Netherlands. ISBN 90-73348-33-1. 149 pp.
 English: frond eolis; frond-aeolis sources: Leewis, R. (2002). Flora en fauna van de zee [Marine flora and fauna]. Veldgids, 16. KNNV Uitgeverij: Utrecht, The Netherlands. ISBN 90-5011-153-X. 320 pp.;North-West Atlantic Ocean species (NWARMS)
 French: limace arborescente; nudibranche hérissé sources: Leewis, R. (2002). Flora en fauna van de zee [Marine flora and fauna]. Veldgids, 16. KNNV Uitgeverij: Utrecht, The Netherlands. ISBN 90-5011-153-X. 320 pp.;Chabot, R. & Rossignol, A. 2003. Algues et faune du littoral du Saint-Laurent maritime: Guide d'identification. Institut des sciences de la mer de Rimouski, Rimouski; Pêches et Océans Canada (Institut Maurice-Lamontagne), Mont-Joli. 113 pages.
 German: Bäumchenschnecke


original description

Ascanius P. (1774). Beskrivelse over en Norske sneppe og et sødyr. Det Kongelige Norske Videnskabers Selskabs Skrifter 5: 153-158, pl. 5

basis of record

Gofas, S.; Le Renard, J.; Bouchet, P. (2001). Mollusca, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 180-213

additional source

Stout C.C., Pola M. & Valdés Á. (2010) Phylogenetic analysis of Dendronotus nudibranchs with emphasis on northeastern Pacific species. Journal of Molluscan Studies 76: 367-375.

additional source

Turgeon, D.; Quinn, J.F.; Bogan, A.E.; Coan, E.V.; Hochberg, F.G.; Lyons, W.G.; Mikkelsen, P.M.; Neves, R.J.; Roper, C.F.E.; Rosenberg, G.; Roth, B.; Scheltema, A.; Thompson, F.G.; Vecchione, M.; Williams, J.D. (1998). Common and scientific names of aquatic invertebrates from the United States and Canada: mollusks. 2nd ed. American Fisheries Society Special Publication, 26. American Fisheries Society: Bethesda, MD (USA). ISBN 1-888569-01-8. IX, 526 + cd-rom pp.

additional source

Trott, T.J. 2004. Cobscook Bay inventory: a historical checklist of marine invertebrates spanning 162 years. Northeastern Naturalist (Special Issue 2): 261 - 324.





External Links

USNM Invertebrate Zoology Mollusca Collection
Marine Life Information Network - UK
Barcode of Life (21 barcodes)
Biodiversity Heritage Library (51 publications)
GenBank (12 nucleotides; 6 proteins)


Gofas, S. (2014). Dendronotus frondosus (Ascanius, 1774). In: Costello, M.J.; Bouchet, P.; Boxshall, G.; Arvantidis, C.; Appeltans, W. (2014) European Register of Marine Species, accessed through PESI at http://www.eu-nomen.eu/portal/taxon.php?GUID=urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:139523




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