November 30, 2009
From: Mónica Alonso
We are a couple of amateur naturalists and we found this specimen of (Tambja sp.) during a diving safari in Maldives (North Male Atoll, South Male Attoll, Ari atoll)
Locality: North Male Atoll, South Male Attoll, Ari Atoll, 10 m, Maldives, Indic, 02 May 2008. Length: 10 - 15 mm. Photographer: Monica Alonso & Luis Abad.
Monica Alonso & Luis Abad
firstname.lastname@example.orgAlonso, M. & Abad, L., 2009 (Nov 30) Tambja oliva from the Maldives. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/22840
This is an interesting puzzle. I am pretty sure it is the species I am calling Tambja sp. 6. It doesn't have a name and apart from its characteristic colour it has distinctly large oral tentacles more in keeping with the genus Roboastra. There are a few other species, such as T. tentaculata with similar oral tentacles.