August 7, 2002
From: Nishina Masayoshi
I agree with your identification of Doto cf. pita. I have attached photos of my Doto cf. pita from Echizen coast Japan. Generally this Doto is said to live in or on hydroid Sertularella but my wife found the animal in bushy place covered with short red, green, brown algae. I am not sure where they lives.
Date:7 May 2002
Loc: Echizen coast, Fukui prif. Japan
Water temp: 20C degree
Photo C. Nishina taken at original place.
firstname.lastname@example.orgMasayoshi, N., 2002 (Aug 7) Doto cf. pita from Japan. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/7702
Sometimes it is easy to see what hydroid colony an aeolid is living and feeding on, but some species of hydroids don't form neat 'bushy' colonies, and sometimes species which normally form neat 'bushy' colonies, sometimes have a disorganised rambling network of stalks and stolons which become tangled up with plants and other colonial animals, including sponges. When that happens it is almost impossible to be sure just what the aeolid is eating.
Re: Doto sp from Peter the Great Bay
From: Alexei Chernyshev , February 26, 2003
Doto sp. from Sea of Japan
From: Alexei Chernyhev, February 8, 2003
Doto cf. pita from The Japan Sea
From: Shigeru Hayashi, August 2, 2002
Doto pita? from Hachijo Japan
From: Shouichi Kato, June 29, 2002