Dondice occidentalis

Dondice occidentalis  (Engel, 1925)

Dondice occidentalis @ Key Largo, Florida (USA) by Manuel Malaquias










































Dondice occidentalis  (Engel, 1925)

 Classification according to Bouchet et al. (2017)
Taxonomic source: World Register of Marine Species (AphiaID: 181246).

  • 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
: GROC 2010-2011
: Enric Madrenas
: João Pedro Silva
: Bernard Picton
: Manuel Ballesteros.
: M@re Nostrum
: Altres fonts
: 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 & 2016, McDonald, 2006 and other sources.


    Western Mediterranean:0 out of 5 stars
    Eastern Mediterranean:0 out of 5 stars
    Atlantic Ocean:0 out of 5 stars

This chart displays the monthly observation probability for Dondice occidentalis based on our own records.

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Ballesteros, Manuel, Enric Madrenas, Miquel Pontes (2021) "Dondice occidentalis" in OPK-Opistobranquis. Published: 22/02/2015. Accessed: 17/01/2021. Available at (

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