Nembrotha chamberlaini Gosliner & Behrens, 1997
chamberlain's nembrotha
Nembrotha chamberlaini
photo by Poppe, Guido and Philippe

Family:  Polyceridae ()
Max. size:  7 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthic; marine
Distribution:  Western Pacific: Philippines to Japan.
Biology:  Assumed maximum length from Ref. 844. Feeds on corals and tunicates (Ref. 844). Members of the order Nudibranchia are simultaneous hermaphrodites. Mating behavior: Both individuals darts their penis toward each other to induce one to act as a male and the other as the female. The victorious one to penetrate the body wall is the dominant male. Life cycle: Eggs are deposited on a substratum where they develop and hatch into (planktonic) vestigial veliger larval stage and further grow as adults (Ref. 833).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Sorongon-Yap, Patricia - 05.05.06
Modified by: Polido, Rubyann Robelle - 29.09.17

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