Nembrotha cristata

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Nembrotha cristata
Nembrotha cristata 2.jpg
Side view
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Top view in Bunaken National Park
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Heterobranchia

clade Euthyneura
clade Nudipleura
clade Nudibranchia
clade Euctenidiacea
clade Doridacea

Superfamily: Polyceroidea
Family: Polyceridae
Subfamily: Nembrothinae
Genus: Nembrotha
Species: N. cristata
Binomial name
Nembrotha cristata
Bergh, 1877

Nembrotha cristata is a species of colorful sea slug, a dorid nudibranch, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Polyceridae.

Distribution[edit]

This species occurs in the tropical Indo-West Pacific Ocean.[1]

Description[edit]

Nembrotha cristata is a large black nembrothid that grows to at least 50 mm in length. Its body is covered with green pustules. The rhinophores and gills are black, edged in green. This species looks similar in appearance to Nembrotha yonowae.

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]

External links[edit]

  • SeaSlug info at [2]
  • Another version of the taxonomy at: [3]
  • video in Bali, Indonesia