Doto kya from Oregon

January 31, 2006
From: Jeff Goddard

Hi Bill,
For comparison with the other NE Pacific species of Doto, here are a few images of Doto kya.

Locality: North Cove, Cape Arago, Oregon, USA. Pacific coast. Intertidal. Length: 10 mm. May 1980. Rocky shore. Photographer: Jeff Goddard

The images, while of poor quality, do show the larger number of cerata, especially compared to Doto columbiana, and also just barely show a few of the opaque white bodies observed in the rhinophores and rhinophore sheaths of this species. The photo of Doto kya in Dave Behrens' Pacific Coast Nudibranchs shows these traits much better, and I hope that someone submits to the Forum a much better photo of this species to replace mine.

Best wishes,
Jeff Goddard

Goddard, J.H.R., 2006 (Jan 31) Doto kya from Oregon. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

Dear Jeff,
Thanks again for these photos. I hope we are not boring those not interested in Doto from the west coast of Nth America, but it will be very valuable to have these species sorted out.
Best wishes,
Bill Rudman

Rudman, W.B., 2006 (Jan 31). Comment on Doto kya from Oregon by Jeff Goddard. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from


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