Doto sp.undescribed

Image courtesy of Christiane Waldrich
Seraya, Bali, Indonesia
Copyright 2010 Christiane Waldrich

Another amazing find at Seraya Secrets. At first I identified this little guy as a new Dermatobranchus , but then noticed that the rhinophores were typically Doto. They have a rhinophoral sheath which is shaped as a cylindrical cup and a long simple cylindrical clavus. The species looks very similar to Doto sp. 2 in Indo-Pacific Nudibranchs and Sea Slugs, having dark brown rhinophores and two white spots on the head. The body is brown and the cerata are tuberculate with a yellow spot at the tip of each. The frontal edge of the head and the edge of the rhinophoral sheath are also yellow.

If you would like to add this cutie to your photo library, come join us in June and July for a one week Nudibranch workshop at the Via Markisa dive resort in Tulamben, Indonesia.

Dave Behrens
Gig Harbor, Washington
Apr., 2010

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