Embletonia pulchra

(Alder & Hancock, 1844)

Embletonia pulchra
Photographed by: Tanya Korshunova

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class:Gastropoda
Subclass:Opisthobranchia
Order:Nudibranchia
Suborder:Aeolidina
Family:Embletoniidae
Species:Embletonia pulchra

Comment from Alexander Martynov on photo #2195
Murman coast of the Barents Sea is northernmost limit of the distribution of this species. Prior to our recent findings within the Polar circle, northern records of this species were based only on quite old data from Norway not far to North than 63°N.
Embletonia pulchra is an aberrant species and adapted for living within coarse sand and gravel. A tropical congener, Embletonia gracilis Risbec, 1928 considerably differs from Embletonia pulchra by long body and divided cerata.

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Embletonia pulchra  from Barents Sea, RussiaIdentification reviewed by Alexander Martynov
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