Nembrotha milleri

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Nembrotha milleri
Nembrotha milleri in Philippines.jpg
Nembrotha milleri in the Philippines
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. milleri
Binomial name
Nembrotha milleri
Gosliner & Behrens, 1997

Nembrotha milleri is a species of sea slug, a dorid nudibranch, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Polyceridae. This species was named after the nudibranch enthusiast Michael D. Miller.[1]

Distribution[edit]

This species occurs in the tropical Indo-Pacific Ocean. There is another nudibranch species known only as Nembrotha sp. 14 in East Africa which may be a form of Nembrotha milleri.[2]

Description[edit]

This animal can reach a total length of at least 60 mm. It has a grey-green to dark green body with blackish longitudinal wrinkles running down the length of the body. A different color form with pale yellowish green background has been observed around Taiwan. The rhinophores and gills are typically black.

Ecology[edit]

Nembrotha milleri feeds on ascidians and tunicates. It has been seen feeding on the green-ringed ascidian, Sigillina signifera.[2]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b [2]

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