January 13, 2003
From: Alan Shepard
Nudibranch season is just getting in to high gear here in New England and already I've found a couple of interesting species. This one is a Doto of some sort but I'm not sure which. The only other I've seen up here (sent photo last year) was completely white. This one has a pinkish coloration in the cerata. I suppose it could be the same species with just a different coloration. Maybe you or Bernard Picton can offer an idea as to its identity.
It was very small, maybe 6mm or so. I found it in approximately 6m of water. Water temperature that day was a chilly 40f.
email@example.comShepard, A., 2003 (Jan 13) Doto species from Massachusetts, USA. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/8882
I guess we can only do what Bernard Picton suggested last year when discussing Paul Young's message - tentatively identify it as Doto fragilis or put it in the too hard basket. Anatomically species of this genus can be quite similar, and often the best way to separate them is to identify their food.
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