Doto coronata

(Gmelin, 1791)

Doto coronata
Photographed by: Guido Zsilavecz

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class:Gastropoda
Subclass:Opisthobranchia
Order:Nudibranchia
Suborder:Dendronotina
Family:Dotidae
Species:Doto coronata

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #28907
This species of Doto, which feeds on several different hydroids, is characterised by the creamish cerata with maroon-red pigment spots on the ceratal tubercles and on the body, the 4 rows of ceratal tubercles, and by the club-shaped cerata with a tall terminal tubercle.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #6511
This small dendronotoid nudibranch is characterised by the red or maroon pigment (as streaks or smudges) on the lower inside of each ceras immediately adjacent to the little secondary gill, a translucent white body with red or maroon pigment streaks, and compound cerata with a red spot at the tip of each tubercle.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #3293
This small dendronotid nudibranch is characterised by a broad reddish brown band on the head and reddish brown cerata with a pink-purple spot at the summit of each papilla. By contrast, Doto pinnatifida has no markings on the head and more elongate cerata.

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Pictures of Doto coronata

Doto coronata from Cape Town, South AfricaIdentification reviewed by Richard Willan
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Doto coronata from Cape Town, South AfricaIdentification reviewed by Richard Willan
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Doto coronata from Cape Town, South AfricaIdentification reviewed by Richard Willan
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Doto coronata from Cape Town, South Africa
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Doto coronata from Cape Town, South Africa
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Doto coronata from Cape Town, South Africa
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Doto coronata from Scotland, UKIdentification reviewed by Richard Willan
Location: Scotland, UK
Posted 9 years ago
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Doto coronata from Barents Sea, RussiaIdentification reviewed by Alexander Martynov
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Doto coronata from Barents Sea, RussiaIdentification reviewed by Alexander Martynov
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Doto coronata from Barents Sea, RussiaIdentification reviewed by Alexander Martynov
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Doto coronata from Barents Sea, RussiaIdentification reviewed by Alexander Martynov
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Doto coronata from Scotland, UK
Location: Scotland, UK
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