Variation in Doto columbiana from California

January 30, 2006
From: Jeff Goddard

Hi Bill,
Here is an image of the preserved specimens I referred to in my previous message [#15676] about Doto columbiana.

"I have included a photo of three specimens I collected in November 2004 from Aglaophenia at Purisima Point, Santa Barbara County, California, showing similar variation in preserved specimens. The cerata tubercles on the middle specimen, which is 3.3 mm long, are ringed by dark pigment, while the cerata on the specimen on the left are completely light colored, and those on the larger specimen contain only faint, broken rings of pigment"

Locality: Purisima Point, California, USA. Pacific coast. Intertidal. Length: 3.3 mm (middle specimen) collected 13 November 2004. Rocky shore
Photographer: Jeff Goddard [Lower left: middle specimen; Lower right: right specimen]


Goddard, J.H.R., 2006 (Jan 30) Variation in Doto columbiana from California. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from


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