Nembrotha rutilans
(Pruvot-Fol, 1931)

Suborder: DORIDINA
Family: Polyceridae
Subfamily: Nembrothinae


Known from eastern Australia


UPPER: Broadhurst Reef, Townsville, Queensland, September 1974. PHOTO: Ian Loch. LOWER: Fly Point, Port Stephens, central New South Wales, Australia, July 1990. Approx 120mm long. PHOTO: Bill Rudman.

Note added 4 March 2008: Following Pola et al (2008) the name N. rutilans has been replaced by Nembrotha purpureolineata [see message #21419]. All relevant messages have been transferred to that Fact Sheet.

ARCHIVE NOTE:  An earlier edition of this Fact Sheet [2 July 1999] as nembruti_02071999.pdf is available on request.

Authorship details
Rudman, W.B., 2008 (March 4) Nembrotha rutilans (Pruvot-Fol, 1931). [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from