Dondice occidentalis

Dondice occidentalis  (Engel, 1925)

Dondice occidentalis @ Key Largo, Florida (USA) by Manuel Malaquias
Class: Gastropoda  Cuvier, 1797
Subclass: Heterobranchia  J.E. Gray, 1840
Clade: Euthyneura  Spengel, 1881
Clade: Nudipleura  Wägele & Willan, 2000
Order: Nudibranchia  Cuvier, 1817
Suborder: Dexiarchia  Schrödl, Wägele & Willan, 2001
Infraorder: Cladobranchia Willan & Morton, 1984
Parvorder: Aeolidida Odhner, 1934
Superfamily: Aeolidioidea  J.E. Gray, 1827
Family: Facelinidae  Bergh, 1889
Genus: Dondice  Er. Marcus, 1958
Species: Dondice occidentalis (Engel, 1925) [Caloria]


  • Caloria occidentalis  Engel, 1925




  • Dondice, according to the BEMON, is the name of a Sâo Paulo company. It seems that many taxon names created by the Marcus are not evident.
  • Occidentalis, from Latin “occidentalis”, western, where the Sun sets.


Known georeferenced records of the species: Dondice occidentalis (z-200).
: GROC 2010-2011 : VIMAR
: Enric Madrenas : Manuel Ballesteros.
: João Pedro Silva : M@re Nostrum
: Bernard Picton : Other sources
: GBIF.ORG : Marine Regions

References for the species: Dondice occidentalis

    Canarias: Ortea et al. (2001), Moro et al. (2003).

    General: Clark, 1984:95; Edmunds, 1964:27; Eyster, 1980:593; Marcus, 1958a:62; Marcus & Marcus, 1960a:186; Thompson, 1980:96

    Sources: Cervera et al., 2004, Ballesteros, 2007, McDonald, 2006 and other sources.


        Western Mediterranean:0 Stars
        Eastern Mediterranean:0.0 Stars
        Atlantic Ocean:0.0 Stars
This chart displays the observation probability for Dondice occidentalis
based on our own records.

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Bibliography based on the works by Steve Long, 2006. Bibliography of Opisthobranchia 1554-2000 and Gary McDonald, 2009. Bibliographia Nudibranchia, with later updates from other resources.

Further reading

Cite this article as:

Ballesteros, Manuel, Enric Madrenas, Miquel Pontes et al. (2012-2017) "Dondice occidentalis" in OPK-Opistobranquis, Published: 22/02/2015, Accessed: 18/10/2017 at (

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