Dark Doto

Doto kya

Summary 7

Much like Doto columbiana this nudibranch has dark markings on its back, but unlike D. columbiana, D. kya has white frosted rhinophores.

Distribution 8

This species was first described from California. It has been reported from the Pacific coasts of Mexico, the USA and Canada.

Description 8

This dendronotid nudibranch is white or pale brown in colour with dark brown or black markings on the body.

Ecology 8

Doto kya feeds on hydroids.

Sources and Credits

  1. (c) Robin Agarwal (ANudibranchMom on iNaturalist), some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), https://www.flickr.com/photos/30314434@N06/20830418053/
  2. (c) Ken-ichi Ueda, some rights reserved (CC BY), http://www.flickr.com/photos/18024068@N00/4617449929
  3. (c) Ken-ichi Ueda, some rights reserved (CC BY), http://www.flickr.com/photos/18024068@N00/4618062714
  4. (c) Robin Agarwal (ANudibranchMom on iNaturalist), some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), https://www.flickr.com/photos/30314434@N06/26802778643/
  5. (c) Robin Agarwal (ANudibranchMom on iNaturalist), some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), https://www.flickr.com/photos/30314434@N06/19548929210/
  6. (c) Robin Agarwal (ANudibranchMom on iNaturalist), some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), https://www.flickr.com/photos/30314434@N06/21263460180/
  7. (c) Ken-ichi Ueda, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)
  8. (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doto_kya

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