Hermissenda emurai

Hermissenda emurai is a species of brightly coloured sea slug or nudibranch, a marine gastropod mollusc in the family Facelinidae.[2]

Hermissenda emurai
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Subclass: Heterobranchia
Order: Nudibranchia
Suborder: Cladobranchia
Family: Facelinidae
Genus: Hermissenda
H. emurai
Binomial name
Hermissenda emurai
Baba, 1937[1]
  • Cuthona (Hervia) emurai Baba, 1937


This nudibranch was described from Niigata, Niigata Prefecture, Sea of Japan, Japan.[1] Its distribution includes Korea[3] and the Russian coast of the Japan Sea (although, no facts confirming distribution in Russia provided). It was (incorrectly) synonymised with Hermissenda crassicornis in 1983.[4][2]


The species grows to be about 50 mm, or about 2 inches.


  1. ^ a b Baba, K. 1937. Opisthobranchia of Japan (II). Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Kyushu Imperial University 5(7):289-344, pls. 1-2.
  2. ^ a b Lindsay, T. & Valdés, Á. (2016) The Model Organism Hermissenda crassicornis (Gastropoda: Heterobranchia) Is a Species Complex. PLoS ONE 11(4): e0154265.
  3. ^ D.B.Koh, 2006 (Feb 24) Hermissenda crassicornis from Sth Korea. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney.
  4. ^ McDonald G. R. (1983) A review of the nudibranchs of the California coast. Malacologia 24: 114–276.