Nembrotha purpureolineata   O'Donoghue,  1924 (Sea Slug)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

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Color: The background color is creamy white, but much of this is obscured by a large brown, characteristically shaped patch which covers most of the dorsum. There is a brown band running around the head and anterior end of the mantle. The brown patch is broken into a few broad irregular longitudinal patches. The rhinophore sheaths range from white. The rhinophore clubs are red or orange-red and the stalk is usually pink or purple. The gills are orange or reddish orange and the gill stalks are white often with some pink or purple coloration. The foot is often edged with purple or at least faint traces of purple.

Similar species: Nembrotha rutilans, Nembrotha aurea

Synonym (s)
Kentiella rutilans Pruvot-Fol, 1932
Nembrotha rutilans Pruvot-Fol, 1931

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Ritchies Archipelago INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Ramakrishna; Sreeraj, CR; Raghunathan, C; Sivaperuman, C; Yogesh Kumar, JS; Raghuraman, R; Immanuel, T and Rajan, PT (2010) Guide to Opisthobranchs of Andaman and Nicobar Islands ZSI, Kolkata 187 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • (1998) Sea Slug Forum Australian Museum Available at -
  • (2011) Animal discoveries 2010 Zoological Survey of India 1-107 Available at -

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