Re: Doto from Monterey, California

January 30, 2006
From: Jeff Goddard

Concerning message #15117:

Hi Bill and Dave,

Yes, Clinton's Doto [message #15117] are what I referred to as Doto form B in my 1996 paper and now consider to be Doto columbiana. The up to 5 or 6 pairs of cerata, with low tubercles, and variable amounts of dark pigment on the body and between the cerata tubercles are characteristic. This species (along with Dendronotus subramosus) is also typically found on Aglaophenia, which is the hydroid in Clinton's photos.

Best wishes,

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

Thanks Jeff,
Things do get complicated ... I'll move it from Doto amyra.
Bill Rudman


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