Doto amyra Marcus, 1961
hammerhead doto
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Family:  Dotoidae ()
Max. size:  1.39999997615814 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthic; marine
Distribution:  Eastern Pacific.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Assumed maximum length from Ref. 822. Feeds on hydroids (Ref. 822). Members of the order Nudibranchia are simultaneous hermaphrodites. Mating behavior: Both individuals darts their penis toward each other to induce one to act as a male and the other as the female. The victorious one to penetrate the body wall is the dominant male. Life cycle: Eggs are deposited on a substratum where they develop and hatch into (planktonic) vestigial veliger larval stage and further grow as adults (Ref. 833).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. 123251)
Threat to humans: 
Country info:  Known from Ketchikan (Ref. 822), and from south of Bering Strait (Ref. 1667).

Entered by: Sorongon-Yap, Patricia - 11.12.05
Modified by: Polido, Rubyann Robelle - 15.11.19

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