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Doto floridicola
Doto floridicola
Doto floridicola
Doto floridicola
Doto floridicola spawn on Aglaophenia sp.
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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 species.

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5-6mm, Dwejra-Gozo 13m depth 29/07/94
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Doto floridicola Simroth, 1888
NUDIBRANCHIA
Dotidae
5-6mm, Dwejra-Gozo 13m depth 29/07/94
5-6mm, Dwejra-Gozo 13m depth 29/07/94
5-6mm, Dwejra-Gozo 13m depth 29/07/94
Doto floridicola spawn on Aglaophenia sp.