Doto floridicola

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


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]


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.


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


  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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