Nembrotha sp. 07  Genus: Bergh, 1877

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This is an undescribed or unidentified species of the genus Nembrotha. I call it Nembrotha sp. 07, to distinguish it from other species of Nembrotha.
Nembrotha sp. 07 is chracterized by its blueish foot, and by the brownish mantle with red spots, The gills are reddish-brown with a bluish tinge, with a large white patch basally. The rhinophore clubs are also red-brown (in some specimens pale blue), the elevated rhinophoral sheaths are bluish-white, in some specimens with a red margin.
There are some excellent pictures of this species as Nembrotha sp. 09 from Gangga Island, Indonesia.
These specimens are possibly juvenile Nembrotha mullineri Gosliner & Behrens, 1997, as published on Mike Miller's Slug Site.
It is one of a group of similarly coloured species which are still a bit of a puzzle. There may be a number of species, or just some which are very variable in colour. Let me quote Bill Rudman:" There still seems to be some work needed on these red-spotted nembrothids."
It was originally posted at these websites as Nembrotha sp. G  Genus: Bergh, 1877.
For some genera, such as Trinchesia was the alphabet almost through. I had to change the distinguishing alphabetic character into a number. I have chosen 2-digit numbers, even though '01' looks a little bit stupid, and now is only the genus italic written.
How to cite:
Köhler, E. (2017), published 31 March 2017, Nembrotha sp. 07  Genus: Bergh, 1877
available from https://www.Philippine-Sea-Slugs.com/Nudibranchia/Doridina/Nembrotha_sp_07.htm


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