Dendrodoris herytra

Dendrodoris herytra Valdés & Ortea, 1996 in Valdés, Ortea, Avila & Ballesteros 1996

Dendrodoris herytra by João Pedro Silva

Class: Gastropoda  Cuvier, 1797
Subclass: Heterobranchia  J.E. Gray, 1840
Clade: Euthyneura  Spengel, 1881
Clade: Nudipleura  Wägele & Willan, 2000
Order: Nudibranchia  Cuvier, 1817
Suborder: Euctenidiacea  Tardy, 1970
Infraorder: Doridacea  Thiele, 1931
Superfamilia: Phyllidioidea  Rafinesque, 1814
Familia: Dendrodorididae  O’Donoghue, 1924
Género: Dendrodoris  Ehrenberg, 1831
Especie: Dendrodoris herytra  Valdés & Ortea in Valdés, Ortea, Avila & Ballesteros, 1996




  • Dendrodoris. From Greek word dendros (tree) and Doris, a sea nymph in Greek mythology.
  • Herytra. Latinization of the ancient Greek adjective “erytros” which means red, the most common colour in the adults of this species.


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

References for the species: Dendrodoris herytra

    Cantabria: Ávila Escartín (1993, as D. grandiflora). Galicia: Ortea (1977c, as D. limbata and D. grandiflora), Rolán, Otero and Rolán-Álvarez (1989, as D. grandiflora), Valdés et al. (1996). Portugal: Gavaia et al. (2004), Calado et al. (2003). Andalucía (Atl.): Valdés et al. (1996), Cervera (unpubl. data). Gibraltar: García-Gómez (1984a, as Dendrodoris sp., 2002). Andalucía (Med.): Valdés et al. (1996). Canarias: Valdés et al. (1996), Ortea et al. (2001), Moro et al. (2003). Madeira: Valdés et al. (1996), Wirtz (1999). Azores: ? Bergh (1892, as Doriopsis limbata), Odhner (1931, as Dendrodoris grandiflora), Valdés et al. (1996), Villena et al. (1997), Wirtz (1995a, as Dendrodoris n. sp., 1998), Ávila et al. (1998), Ávila (2000), Malquias (2001).

    General: Valdes & Ortea, in Valdes, Ortea, Avila, & Ballesteros, 1996:25[P]

    Sources: Cervera et al., 2004, Ballesteros, 2007 & 2016, McDonald, 2006 and other sources.


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Cite this article as:

Ballesteros, Manuel, Enric Madrenas, Miquel Pontes (2012-2018) "Dendrodoris herytra" in OPK-Opistobranquis, Published: 04/10/2013, Accessed: 18/01/2018 at (

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