Doto lemchei

Doto lemchei (Ortea & Urgorri, 1978)

Doto lemchei by Luis Ángel Díaz Álvarez
Class: Gastropoda  Cuvier, 1797
Subclass: Heterobranchia  J.E. Gray, 1840
Clade: Euthyneura  Spengel, 1881
Clade: Nudipleura  Wägele & Willan, 2000
Order: Nudibranchia  Cuvier, 1817
Suborder: Dexiarchia  Schrödl, Wägele & Willan, 2001
Infraorder: Cladobranchia Willan and Morton, 1984
Parvorder: [unassigned] Cladobranchia Willan & Morton, 1984
Family: Dotidae  J.E. Gray, 1853
Genus: Doto  Oken, 1815
Species: Doto lemchei (Ortea & Urgorri, 1978)




  • Doto. From Latin “Doto”, from “Dōtō”, a sea nymph in Greek mythology.
  • Lemchei. In honor to Dr. Henning Mourier Lemche, (1904-1977), Danish opisthobranch researcher.


Known georeferenced records of the species: Doto lemchei (z-200).
: GROC 2010-2011 : VIMAR
: Enric Madrenas : Manuel Ballesteros.
: João Pedro Silva : M@re Nostrum
: Bernard Picton : Other sources
: GBIF.ORG : Marine Regions

References for the species: Doto lemchei

    Cantabria: Ortea and Urgorri (1978). Galicia: Ortea and Urgorri (1978), Fernández-Ovies (1981), Fernández-Ovies and Ortea (1981), Urgorri and Besteiro (1983, 1984). Portugal: Calado et al. (1999).

    General: Brown & Picton, 1979:8; Hayward, Wigham, & Yonow, 1990:710; Ortea, 1979a:26; Picton, & Brown, 1981:261; Picton & Morrow, 1994:46[P]; Thompson, 1988:144; Thompson & Brown, 1984:33[P]; Thompson, Cattaneo, & Wong, 1990:396

    Sources: Cervera et al., 2004, Ballesteros, 2007, McDonald, 2006 and other sources.


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Bibliography based on the works by Steve Long, 2006. Bibliography of Opisthobranchia 1554-2000 and Gary McDonald, 2009. Bibliographia Nudibranchia, with later updates from other resources.

Further reading

Cite this article as:

Ballesteros, Manuel, Enric Madrenas, Miquel Pontes et al. (2012-2017) "Doto lemchei" in OPK-Opistobranquis, Published: 24/10/2012, Accessed: 23/10/2017 at (

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