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Dendronotus iris (Rainbow Dendronotus)
Scientific name: Dendronotus iris

Taxonomy: Kingdom Animalia → Phylum Mollusca → Class Gastropoda → Subclass Heterobranchia → Infraclass Euthyneura → Subterclass Ringipleura → Superorder Nudipleura → Order Nudibranchia → Suborder Cladobranchia → Superfamily Dendronotoidea → Family Dendronotidae → Genus Dendronotus

Common name: Rainbow Dendronotus
Locations: Eastern Pacific
Group: Marine LifeInvertebratesNudibranchs

These can be up to 8" long. They are usually red, but occasionally pink.

Rainbow dendronotus eat tube-dwelling anemones. They lay their eggs on tube-dwelling anemones, ensuring their offspring an easy source of food.

Dendronotus iris (Rainbow Dendronotus); Rainbow nudibranch eating a tube dwelling anemone
Rainbow dendrotonus eating a tube-dwelling anemone. The whole process took less than 30 seconds.

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Dendronotus iris (Rainbow Dendronotus)
Dendronotus iris (Rainbow Dendronotus)
Dendronotus iris (Rainbow Dendronotus)
Dendronotus iris (Rainbow Dendronotus)
Dendronotus iris (Rainbow Dendronotus)
Dendronotus iris (Rainbow Dendronotus)
Dendronotus iris (Rainbow Dendronotus)
Dendronotus iris (Rainbow Dendronotus)
Dendronotus iris (Rainbow Dendronotus)
Dendronotus iris (Rainbow Dendronotus)
Dendronotus iris (Rainbow Dendronotus)
Very munched nudibranch
Dendronotus iris (Rainbow Dendronotus)
Munched nudibranch
Dendronotus iris (Rainbow Dendronotus)
Dendronotus iris (Rainbow Dendronotus)
Dendronotus iris (Rainbow Dendronotus)
Eggs on a tube-dwelling anemone
Dendronotus iris (Rainbow Dendronotus)
Swimming
Dendronotus iris (Rainbow Dendronotus)
Dendronotus iris (Rainbow Dendronotus)
Dendronotus iris (Rainbow Dendronotus)
Dendronotus iris (Rainbow Dendronotus)
Mating and laying eggs
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