Originally described from Sao Paulo State, Brazil, from a single specimen, 4.5mm long alive. Marcus describes the living animal as:
"The body is white with light orange viscera shining through, which appear pink in the cerata. The tubercles of the latter are white with ramified spots of black pigment. This lies in the subepithelial connective tissue around the glands ... Larger black spots occur in the connective tissue in the middle of the back and the head and form a ring around the sheaths of the rhinophores".
• Marcus, Er. (1955) Opisthobranchia from Brazil. Boletim da Faculdade de Filosofia, Ciencias e Letras. Universidade de Sao Paulo, Zoologia, 20: 89-261. (Pls. 1-30)
Rudman, W.B., 2003 (October 14) Doto uva Marcus, 1955. [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/factsheet/dotouva