Tambja sp. 9

Suborder: DORIDINA
Family: Polyceridae
Subfamily: Nembrothinae


Known only from Sri Lanka


'Diyamba', Hikkaduwa. Sri Lanka, Indian Ocean. Depth: 14 m. Length: 12 mm. 10 November 2004. rocks covered in fixed invertebrates. Photographer: Marina Poddubetskaia

This species is known only from the few juveniles mentioned in Marina Poddubetskaia's message [#14478]. In that message Marta Pola comments:

"... It is a Tambja but with some features of Roboastra as the well developed oral tentacles and a lateral tooth with an upper cusp with two very large denticles. The problem... they are juveniles and the reproductive system is not well developed. I am quite sure they are not specimens of Tambja amakusana, I am sure it is a new species but I need adults to describe it. It is a pity because they are really beautiful!"

Authorship details
Rudman, W.B., 2005 (August 24) Tambja sp. 9 [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/factsheet/tambsp9

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