Re: Tambja or Roboastra ? from Indonesia

April 20, 2007
From: Budi Ramadi Jerry

Concerning message #16540:

Thank you for the explanation; the body color is just different if we compare it with the other photo. I have taken photo of Tambja tentaculata with a bit different body color around Komodo island (attached).

Locality: Komodo Island, 20 meters, Indonesia, Lesser Sunda, 24 October 2006, Clear open water. Length: 2.5cm. Photographer: Budi Ramadi Jerry.

Budi Ramadi Jerry

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Jerry, B.R., 2007 (Apr 20) Re: Tambja or Roboastra ? from Indonesia. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/19830

Dear Jerry,
Thanks for the photo. Yes I agree that your first animal was quite different in colour and is probably a different species. However many of these species are known from only a few specimens so we still have to find out just how variable they are in colour. Since they are not that common this is quite a slow process, but sorting out these problems is what makes the study of sea slugs so interesting.
Best wishes,
Bill Rudman

Rudman, W.B., 2007 (Apr 20). Comment on Re: Tambja or Roboastra ? from Indonesia by Budi Ramadi Jerry. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/19830

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