Overview

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Description

The ground colour of this nudibranch is translucent white through to cream. The dark pigment spots on the cerata are comma shaped, not round as in other species. The terminal tubercle is considerably longer than the other ceratal tubercles. The back and flanks of the animal are heavily streaked with brown pigment. There is an unpigmented stripe between the ceratal bases.
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Distribution

Although only recently recognised as a distinct species, this is a widely distributed and not uncommon animal, recorded from Spain to Scotland.
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Ecology

Habitat

Depth range based on 3 specimens in 1 taxon.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 7.5 - 17.8

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 7.5 - 17.8
 
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The food of this species is the plumulariid hydroid Aglaophenia pluma which is common in shallow water, often growing on the brown seaweed Halidrys siliquosa, but also on rock surfaces. The spawn is a short folded ribbon.
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Barcode data: Doto koenneckeri

The following is a representative barcode sequence, the centroid of all available sequences for this species.


No available public DNA sequences.

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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Doto koenneckeri

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Public Records: 1
Specimens with Barcodes: 1
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Wikipedia

Doto koenneckeri

Doto koenneckeri 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 Galway Bay, Ireland. A specimen from Hjeltefiord, Norway is included in the original description, but given the depth and habitat (90- 40 m, Lophelia-reef) this should be treated with scepticism.

Description[edit]

This dendronotid nudibranch is white with brown surface pigment on the back and sides of the body. This pigment is missing along an irregular band connecting the ceratal bases.

Ecology[edit]

Doto koenneckeri feeds on the hydroid Aglaophenia pluma, family Aglaopheniidae.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lemche H. (1976). New British species of Doto Oken, 1815. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 56: 691-706
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