Tambja tentaculata - some more photos

August 19, 2005
From: Marta Pola

Dear Bill,
I was just writing my email about Tambja tentaculata when I saw Clay Carlson's last message [#14591] . To add a bit more information about this new species, here are three more pictures of it. All of them were taken in Guam. You can see that both specimens have some differences in the colouration but I have examined both of them and they are Tambja tentaculata. I also attach a picture of the foot where you can see by transparency some internal features.

Locality: Apra Harbor, Western Shoals, Guam. Depth: 14 meters. Length: 17 & 20 mm alive. 15 September 2004. Photographer: Marta Pola

Best regards
Marta Pola

marta.pola@uca.es

Pola, M., 2005 (Aug 19) Tambja tentaculata - some more photos. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/14593

Thanks Marta,
Its good to get some more information on this species, especially the colour form with little yellow pigmentation. I will have to change the colour description on the Fact Sheet to reflect the arrangement of the dorsal longitudinal yellow bands. Both you and I say there are three bands, one median and one submarginal on each side. However from these photos there appears to be four dorsal bands. There are two inner bands arising from the inside edge of the rhinophore sheaths and the two submarginal outer bands arising from the outside edge of the sheath.
Best wishes,
Bill Rudman

Rudman, W.B., 2005 (Aug 19). Comment on Tambja tentaculata - some more photos by Marta Pola. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/14593

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