Dendronotus frondosus

Dendronotus frondosus (Ascanius, 1774)

Dendronotus frondosus (Sweden) by Klas Malmberg










































Dendronotus frondosus  (Ascanius, 1774)

 Classification according to Bouchet et al. (2017)
Taxonomic source: World Register of Marine Species (AphiaID: 139523).
Taxonomic note: The name D. venustus is resurrected for eastern Pacific populations previously considered to be D. frondosus. Pacific D. venustus display consistent morphological and molecular differences from Atlantic D. frondosus (Stout et al. 2010).


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




  • Dendronotus. From Greek “dendron”, tree + “noton”, back, dorsum.
  • Frondosus. From Latin “frondosus”, leafy, abounding in foliage.


Known georeferenced records of the species: Dendronotus frondosus
: GROC 2010-2011
: Enric Madrenas
: João Pedro Silva
: Bernard Picton
: Manuel Ballesteros.
: M@re Nostrum
: Altres fonts
: Marine Regions


    Western Mediterranean: ☆☆☆☆☆
    Eastern Mediterranean: ☆☆☆☆☆
    Atlantic Ocean: ☆☆☆☆☆

This chart displays the monthly observation probability for Dendronotus frondosus based on our own records.

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Ballesteros, M., Madrenas, E. & Pontes, M. (2023) "Dendronotus frondosus" in OPK-Opistobranquis. Published: 14/10/2014. Accessed: 22/09/2023. Available at (

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