Tambja tentaculata from Bali

February 14, 2006
From: Hengky Dotulong

I saw this yesterday in Amed, North Bali. I tried to find it in the Debelius Nudibranch book, and it seems to resemble a Roboastra or Tambja, but I am not sure which.

Locality: Lipah, Amed, Karang Asem, Bali, Indonesia, Lombok Strait. Depth: 12 metres. Length: 2 - 3 cm . 20 November 2005. Black Sand. Photographer: Hengky Dotulong

I'm hoping that you can help! Thanks so much, I look forward to hearing back from you and enjoy your website very much.

Best regards,
Hengky Dotulong

hengky@dotulong.net

Hengky Dotulong, 2006 (Feb 14) Tambja tentaculata from Bali. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/15323

Dear Hengky,
I think this is Tambja tentaculata. We still have a lot to learn about these animals so I could be wrong. This species normally has yellow stripes with black edging to the yellow lines. What I suspect happens is that the  yellow lines contract so only the black parts shows. If you look at the juvenile in Marta Pola's message [#14593] there is no sign of the yellow.
Best wishes,
Bill Rudman

Rudman, W.B., 2006 (Feb 14). Comment on Tambja tentaculata from Bali by Hengky Dotulong. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/15323

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