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Roboastra luteolineata 2 (Komodo).jpg
Roboastra luteolineata in Komodo, Indonesia.
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: Roboastra
Bergh, 1877[1]
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Roboastra is a genus of sea slugs, polycerid nudibranchs, marine gastropod molluscs in the family Polyceridae. They are carnivorous, feeding on other species of nudibranch.[2]


Species in the genus Roboastra include:[3]



  1. ^ Bergh R. (1877) In: Semper. Reis. Arch. Philipp. 2, Bd. 2, Heft 11: 450.
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  4. ^ Pola, M.; Cervera, J.L.; Gosliner, T.M. 2003: The genus Roboastra Bergh, 1877 (Nudibranchia: Polyceridae: Nembrothinae) in the Atlantic Ocean. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences, 54(22): 381-392. PDF
  5. ^ a b Pola, M.., Cervera, J.L. & Gosliner, T.M. (2005) "Review of the systematics of the genus Roboastra Bergh, 1877 (Nudibranchia, Polyceridae, Nembrothinae) with the description of a new species from the Galápagos Islands." Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 144(2): 167–189. doi:10.1111/j.1096-3642.2005.00167.x
  6. ^ a b Pola, M.; Cervera, J.L.; Gosliner, T.M. 2008: Description of the first Roboastra species (Nudibranchia, Polyceridae, Nembrothinae) from the western Atlantic. Bulletin of marine science, 83(2): 391-399. abstract and pdf (subscription)
  7. ^ Farmer, W.M. 1978. "Tambja and Roboastra (Mollusca, Opisthobranchia) from the Gulf of California and the Galapagos Islands." Veliger, 20: 375-385.
  8. ^ Bergh, L. S. R. (1890) Report on the nudibranchs. Report on the results of dredging, under the supervision of Alexander Agassiz, in the Gulf of Mexico (1877-1878) and in the Caribbean Sea (1879-1880), by the U.S. Coast Survey steamer "Blake", Lleut.-Commander C. D. Sigsbee, U.S.N., and Commander J. R. Bartlett, U.S.N., commanding. 19(3)(3), 155-181 Pls.1-3. [172-5, Pl.2 figs 1-5. Pl.3 figs 1-4]
  9. ^ Rudman, W.B., 2000 (July 17) Roboastra gracilis (Bergh, 1877). [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

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