Tambja diaphana
(Bergh, 1877)

Suborder: DORIDINA
Family: Polyceridae
Subfamily: Nembrothinae


Tropical western Pacific ("Aibukit")

Described by Bergh from a preserved animal as Nembrotha diaphana. Radula description shows it to be a species of Tambja. Most important part of his description is the line "Color animalis vivi?" - which I translate as "colour of live animal unknown". It is my opinion that such descriptions are worthless, as there is little important differences in the radular morphology of most species of the genus. The name should be treated as unidentifiable.

• Bergh, L.S.R. (1877). Malacologische Untersuchengen. In C.G. Semper, Reisen im Archipel der Philippinen, Wissenscaftliche Resultate, 11: 429-494, pls 54-57

Authorship details
Rudman, W.B., 1999 (February 3) Tambja diaphana (Bergh, 1877). [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/factsheet/tambdiap

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