Nembrotha milleri
Gosliner & Behrens, 1997

Suborder: DORIDINA
Family: Polyceridae
Subfamily: Nembrothinae


Tropical Western Pacific


Florida Group, Solomon Islands, November, 1999. Approx 45 mm long, in 10 meters on reef top. Note clumps of the green-ringed ascidian, Sigillina signifera, on which it feeds, in upper photo, (and in inset). Photo: Mary Jane Adams.

Grey-green to dark green body with blackish longitudinal wrinkles down the body. There are three basal gill stalks which split into five branching gills. The stalks are the green background colour and the gill filaments and lamellae are black as are the rhinophore clubs. Specimens grow to at least 60mm long.

NOTE: There is a 'species' [Nembrotha sp. 14] in East Africa which is probably a form of this species. See Mary Jane Adams' message and Bernard Picton's message. BUT see Bernard Picton's later message in which he thinks the east African 'form' is a distinct species.

• 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., 2000 (July 30) Nembrotha milleri Gosliner & Behrens, 1997. [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

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