Dendronotidae

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Dendronotidae
Dendronotus albus.jpg
Dendronotus albus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Heterobranchia
clade Euthyneura
clade Nudipleura
clade Nudibranchia
clade Dexiarchia
clade Cladobranchia
clade Dendronotida
Superfamily: Tritonioidea
Family: Dendronotidae
Allman, 1845

Dendronotidae is a family of sea slugs, nudibranchs, marine gastropod mollusks in the superfamily Tritonioidea.

This family is within the clade Cladobranchia (according to the taxonomy of the Gastropoda by Bouchet & Rocroi, 2005).

Description

Animals within this family have elongated bodies with numerous branching cerata on their dorsal sides. The cerata lack extensions from the digestive gland. The head has an oral veil having branching extensions. The lamellate rhinophores are surrounded by a sheath and branched extensions.[1]

Taxonomy

The family Dendronotidae consists of the following subfamilies (according to the taxonomy of the Gastropoda by Bouchet & Rocroi, 2005):

This family has no subfamilies.

Genera

Dendronotus is the only genus in this family.[2]

References

  1. ^ [1] Archived 18 June 2007 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ [2][dead link]
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