Doto sp. 14 (undescribed)
Dave's little Doto here is showing up all over the Indo-Pacific, from Japan to Kong Kong and Indonesia. This species can be found on page 330 of Nudibranch and Sea Slug Identification . It has short cerata with pinnate tubercles on their anterior and posterior edges. The typical cup-shaped rhinophoral sheaths have up to three papillae extending for the margin. The coloration is bright orange with white specks on either side of the notum. Dave's photo clearly shows the food of this tiny species, a plumularid hydroid. Also seen is the orange egg ribbon.
Wouldn't it be great if we found this guy in Anilao at our Nudibranch Workshop next March!
Nice find David!
Dave Cowdery is a retired biomedical engineer and Divemaster at Byron Bay Australia. He has over 5000 logged dives. He is a keen participant in trips organised by Graham Abbott at Diving4Images and has dived the tropics extensively from Cocos Keeling Islands east to Niue. 3 Camera equipment used: D800 with DS160 substrobes
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