|The family Embletoniidae
includes a small number of dorso-ventrally flattened dendronotids with
cerata arranged singly along each side of the body. The oral tentacles
have been modified into a bi-lobed oral veil. The rhinophores lack a
cup-like sheath and some retain nematocysts. The family was named for
Denis Embleton, a Victorian anatomist at Newcastle University. One
species in the genus Embletonia
is found in Hawaii.
There has been some controversy over whether this family belongs in the
Dendronotacea or Aeolidacea. Recent molecular evidence supports the
former placement. (Terry Gosliner, pers. com.).