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Embletonia pulchra illustrated in A monograph of the British nudibranchiate Mollusca
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Heterobranchia
clade Euthyneura
clade Nudipleura
clade Nudibranchia
clade Dexiarchia
clade Cladobranchia
Family: Embletoniidae
Pruvot-Fol, 1954

Embletonia gracilis

Embletoniidae is a family of sea slugs, nudibranchs, marine gastropod molluscs, in the clade Nudipleura. There are no subfamilies in the Embletoniidae.[1]

This family was placed in Dendronotida by Miller & Willan (1991), otherwise it is traditionally placed close to Tergipedidae.[2]

The family and the genus Embletonia were named after Dennis Embleton, a British naturalist (1810-1900).

There is one genus:

Genera brought into synonymy
  • Embletoniella Baba, 1967: synonym of Embletonia Alder & Hancock, 1851
  • Pterochilus Alder & Hancock, 1844: synonym of Embletonia Alder & Hancock, 1851


  1. ^ Bouchet, P.; Rocroi, J.-P. (2005). "Classification and Nomenclator of Gastropod Families". Malacologia. 47 (1–2). 
  2. ^ a b Gofas, S. (2013). Embletoniidae Pruvot-Fol, 1954. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=153452 on 2013-09-09
  3. ^ Bouchet, P.; Gofas, S. (2013). Embletonia Alder & Hancock, 1851. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=138544 on 2013-09-09
  • Miller M.C. & Willan R.C. (1992) Redescription of Embletonia gracile Risbec, 1928 (Nudibranchia: Embletoniidae): relocation to suborder Dendronotacea with taxonomic and phylogenetic implications. Journal of Molluscan Studies 58: 1-12