OKINAWAN
OPISTHOBRANCH OF THE WEEK

Doto sp. 8 (5mm)
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. 8 to be uncommon in the waters of the Keramas*. Atsushi reports seeing in excess of ten individuals ranging between 3~5mm, none of which were collected. The above featured animal was found by Atsushi in three meters of water on a rope in a fish preserve and the image of this animal is used here with Atsushi's kind permission.

        I've not found Doto sp. 8 in the waters of Okinawa's main island as of the current date. I have however featured a series of described and unknown Doto species previously on these pages. These Doto species are:

  • Doto cf. racemosa
  • Doto pita
  • Doto sp. 1
  • Doto sp. 2
  • Doto sp. 3
  • Doto sp. 4
  • Doto sp. 5
  • Doto sp. 6
  • Doto sp. 7
  • Doto sp. 8 The above featured animal
  • 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: 18 Sep '06
    Page Modification Date: 04 Jun '07
    Digitally manipulated photo (image has been horizontally flipped)
    Copyright © 2007 Robert F. Bolland