Doto sarsiae

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Doto sarsiae
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The nudibranch Doto sarsiae, Strangford Lough, Co. Down, Northern Ireland, UK.
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D. sarsiae
Binomial name
Doto sarsiae
Morrow, Thorpe & Picton, 1992[1]

Doto sarsiae is a species of sea slug, a dendronotid nudibranch, a marine gastropod mollusc in the family Dotidae.[2]

Distribution[edit]

This species was first described from the Isle of Man, United Kingdom.

Description[edit]

This dendronotid nudibranch is translucent white with dark red spots on the ceratal tubercles. The digestive gland inside the cerata is bright rose-red in colour.[3] Its body size attains 12 mm.

Ecology[edit]

Doto sarsiae feeds on the hydroid Coryne eximia, family Corynidae, formerly Sarsia eximia.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Morrow C.C., Thorpe J.P. & Picton B. (1992). Genetic divergence and cryptic speciation in two morphs of the common subtidal nudibranch Doto coronata (Opisthobranchia: Dendronotacea: Dotoidae) from the Northern Irish Sea. Marine Ecology Progress series, 84(1): 53-61.
  2. ^ Gofas, S. (2015). Doto sarsiae Morrow, Thorpe & Picton, 1992. In: MolluscaBase (2015). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species on 2016-01-26
  3. ^ Picton, B.E. & Morrow, C.C., 2010. Doto sarsiae Morrow, Thorpe & Picton, 1992. [In] Encyclopedia of Marine Life of Britain and Ireland.

External links[edit]

  • "Doto sarsiae". Gastropods.com. Retrieved 16 January 2019.