Doto sp. 11 (5mm)
Photo by Atsushi Ono

Opisthobranch of the Week Data


Frequency on Okinawa: Collection Data:
[brackets indicate range for all Okinawa-collected specimens of the species]

Species Account:

        I've not found Doto sp. 11 in the waters of Okinawa's main island as of the current date. Atsushi Ono considers Doto sp. 11 to be uncommon in the waters of the Keramas* and reports seeing in excess of five individuals. The above featured animal was found by Atsushi in ten meters of water on a rope. Atsushi has a single identical image of this unknown nudibranch featured in his earlier book (Ono, 1999, p. 145, as Doto sp. 3). The image of the above featured animal is used here with Atsushi's kind permission.

        In addition to Doto sp. 11, I've collected at least seven unknown Doto species from the waters of Okinawa's main island and I've featured a series of described and unknown Doto species previously on these pages. These Doto species are profiled on the following links:

  • Doto cf. racemosa
  • Doto pita
  • Doto sp. 1
  • Doto sp. 2
  • Doto sp. 3
  • Doto sp. 4
  • Doto sp. 5
  • Doto sp. 6
  • Doto sp. 7
  • Doto sp. 8
  • Doto sp. 9
  • Doto sp. 10
  • Doto sp. 11 The above featured animal
  • Literature Cited:

            * Keramas = the Kerama Islands Group, located 30 ~ 40 kilometers west of the Okinawa capitol, Naha.

    Page Date: 04 Jun '07
    Page Modification Date: 04 Jun '07
    Digitally manipulated photo
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