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Doto floridicola

Doto floridicola is a species of sea slug, a Dendronotid nudibranch, a marine gastropod mollusc in the family Dotidae.

Distribution[edit]

This species was first described from the Azores. It has subsequently been reported from the UK and continental coasts south to Portugal and into the Mediterranean Sea. [2]

Description[edit]

This dendronotid nudibranch is translucent white with large red spots entirely covering the ceratal tubercles. The back and sides are covered with an irregular, patchy, brown-red pigment, and there are bare areas around the bases of the cerata and along the sides of the foot.

Ecology[edit]

Doto floridicola feeds on the hydroid Aglaophenia kirchenpaueri, family Aglaopheniidae.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Simroth, H., 1888. Zur Kenntnis der Azorenfauna. Archiv fur Naturgeshichte, 54: 219-221, pl. 15.
  2. ^ Rudman, W.B., 2002 (July 25) Doto floridicola Simroth, 1888. [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney.
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