September 8, 2003
From: Alan Shepard
Here is a shot of a pair of what we call Doto coronata from Eastport, Maine. The photo is not the best as the nudibranchs were nestled at the base of a hydroid.
They were each about 8 to 10mm long and were found at about 10m on a hydroid covered pier piling that had collapsed in the water. There were many D. coronata on the piling.
As I mentioned in an earlier message this is the typical looking D. coronata in New England.
Tolland, CT, USA
email@example.comShepard, A., 2003 (Sep 8) Doto coronata? from Eastport, Maine, USA. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/10896
You will see I have put the specimens from the east coast of Nth America, which look like Doto coronata on a separate page as Doto sp. 8 in deference to Bernard Picton's belief that that species is a complex of very similar looking species which still need to be investigated.