Nembrotha mullineri
Gosliner & Behrens, 1997

Suborder: DORIDINA
Family: Polyceridae
Subfamily: Nembrothinae


Known only from the Philippines at present.


Philippines, Negros Oriental Is., April 1994, depth unknown, size about 5 cm. PHOTO: Fred H.-H. Harms.

Characterised by the cream coloured body with brown spots, patches and longitudinal bands. the fills and rhinophores are also dark brown. It differs from other species of Nembrotha in having a non-denticulate concave-edged blade on the central tooth. One specimen was also found on an arborescent bryozoan, which is unusual for a genus which normally feeds on ascidians.

• Gosliner, T.M. & Behrens, D.W. (1997) description of four new species of phanerobranch dorids from the Indo-Pacific, with a redescription of Gymnodoris aurita (Gould, 1852). Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences, 49(9): 287-308.

Authorship details
Rudman, W.B., 1999 (July 21) Nembrotha mullineri Gosliner & Behrens, 1997. [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

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