May 31, 2007
From: Julie Marshall
Attached is a photo of a Tambja sp. which I photographed whilst diving at Lord Howe Island in February 2003. It is almost the reverse colour pattern of Tambja mullineri which has a dark blue body with a pattern of lighter blue longitudinal stripes. This species has a blue body with black longitudinal stripes.
Locality: North Gutters, Lord Howe Island, Tasman Sea. Depth: 14 m. Pacific Ocean. Length: 35 mm. 28 February 2003, coral reef. Photographer: Julie Marshall
email@example.comMarshall, J.G., 2007 (May 31) Tambja sp from Lord Howe Island. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/14487
This is a rather distinctive colour pattern. The only animal I can think of with some similarities would be Tambja morosa which has quite a range of patterns within the blue and black range. At present I think I will keep it separate as Tambja sp. 11