Pola, Cervera & Gosliner, 2005
Known only from Indian Ocean coast of South Africa.
Hibberdene, South coast KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. 20 m. 35 mm long Jan 1999. Photo: Valda Fraser
Note: This species was previously known on the Forum as Tambja sp. 3.
Gosliner, T. (1987) Nudibranchs of Southern Africa.
Pola, M., Cervera, J.L. & Gosliner, T. (2005) Four new species of Tambja Burn, 1962 (Nudibranchia: Polyceridae) from the Indo-Pacific. Journal of Molluscan Studies, 71: 257-267
Rudman, W.B., 2005 (August 15) Tambja zulu Pola, Cervera & Gosliner, 2005. [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/tambzulu
July 28, 2000
From: Valda Fraser
Note added 16 August 2005: This species is now named Tambja zulu.
I think this may be Roboastra luteolineata. I look forward to hearing your opinion.
Locality: South coast KwaZulu-Natal SOUTH AFRICA. Hibberdene - 20m
Date: Jan 1999
firstname.lastname@example.orgFraser, V., 2000 (Jul 28) Tambja sp. from South Africa. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/2271
It looks a bit like the animal Terry Gosliner identifies in Nudibranchs of Southern Africa as Roboastra luteolineata but it is Photo 184, on the same page in his book, which is an unnamed species of Tambja. It is very distinctive in having the greenish yellow lines along the gills.