OKINAWAN
OPISTHOBRANCH OF THE WEEK

Doto sp. 6 (6mm)
Photo by Atsushi Ono

Opisthobranch of the Week Data

Taxonomy:

Frequency on Okinawa: Collection Data:
[brackets indicate range for all Okinawa-collected specimens of the species]


Species Account:

        Atsushi Ono considers Doto sp. 6 to be very rare in the waters of the Keramas* and reports seeing only the above single animal which was photographed and collected. The above featured animal was found by Atsushi in eight meters of water at the base of green hydroids on a rock wall and is used here with Atsushi's kind permission.

        I've not found Doto sp. 6 in the waters of Okinawa's main island as of the current date. I've collected at least seven unknown Doto species from Okinawa's main island and I've featured a series of described and unknown Doto species previously on these pages. These Doto species are profiled on the following links:

  • Doto cf. racemosa
  • Doto pita
  • Doto sp. 1
  • Doto sp. 2
  • Doto sp. 3
  • Doto sp. 4
  • Doto sp. 5
  • Doto sp. 6 The above featured animal
  • Doto sp. 7
  • Doto sp. 8
  • Doto sp. 9
  • Doto sp. 10
  • Doto sp. 11

  •         * Keramas = the Kerama Islands Group, located 30 ~ 40 kilometers west of the Okinawa capitol, Naha.


    Page Date: 24 Jul '06
    Page Modification Date: 04 Jun '07
    Digitally manipulated photo
    Copyright © 2007 Robert F. Bolland