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Doto sp. 01  Genus: Oken, 1815

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This is an unidentified or undescribed species of the genus Doto. I call it Doto sp. 01, to distinguish it from other undescribed species of Doto. It is one of a group of similarly coloured species which are still a bit of a puzzle. There may be a number of species, or just some which are very variable in colour.
Doto sp. 01 is characterized by its reddish-brown body, by translucent reddish/pink cerata which have numerous rounded tubercles with orange tips, and a white subapical ring, followed by a violet ring. The rhinophores are brownish-black, the rhinophoral sheaths have yellowish-orange margins.
This species is Doto sp. 2 in IPN at page 344. It was posted on 13 Sept. 2003 at these websites as Doto sp. A  Genus: Oken, 1815, and changed
on 7 August 2011 into Doto sp. 01  Genus: Oken, 1815, for some genera, such as Trinchesia was the alphabet almost through. I had to change the
distinguishing alphabetic character into a number. I had chosen 2-digit numbers, even though '01' looks a little bit stupid, and now is only the genus italic written.
The pictures #3, #4, #5, #6, and #7 were posted before at these websites as Doto sp. B   Genus: Oken, 1815, I checked on 29 May 2012 the original high resolution picture of Doto sp. 01 (#1) again, and was convinced, they are the same species and changed them into Doto sp. 01  Genus: Oken, 1815.
Reference:
Gosliner, Terrence M., David W. Behrens & Ángel Valdés. 2008. Indo-Pacific Nudibranchs and Sea Slugs.
Sea Challengers Natural History Books. Gig Harbor, Washington. 426 pp.
How to cite:
Köhler, E. (2019), published 4 March 2019, Doto sp. 01  Genus: Oken, 1815
available from https://www.Philippine-Sea-Slugs.com/Nudibranchia/Cladobranchia/Doto_sp_01.htm

 
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