Opisthobranch of the Week Data
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.