Doto floridicola is a small sized nudibranch from the family
Dotidae. The Dotidae are noted for their small size, flared
sheathed rhinophores and the specificity for particular
food (hydroids). It is found on the hydroid Aglaophenia
sp. (unidentified to specific level). The body colour is a
transparent dirty white with red spots on the body. The
cerata are knobbly without the typical apical black spots
but with red pigment on the knobbly areas.
Propodial tentacles: Absent, (foot rounded). Oral tentacles: 2 in number, very short, with brown
spots. Rhinophores: Translucent with superficial white pigment,
smooth; with smooth flared sheaths. Cerata: Knobbly, about 10 in number, with characteristic
red pigment on each rounded tip.
Size range: 5-6mm. Very rare.
Specific characteristics: The colour and shape of the
cerata and rhinophores may be used to identify this