Tambja sp. 7

Image courtesy of Marcel Tanke
Komodos, 2008

Image courtesy of Marcel Tanke

Tambja sp. 7 (Undescribed)

Mike and I ran this species ten years ago as Tambja sp. 4 . It is still undescribed, but it's number has moved up the list with the discovery of a few other undescribed species.

Its body is dark green with bright yellow longitudinal lines and yellow markings on the gill and rhinophoral lamellae. As seen in the Tambja sp. 4 BOW there is a dark blue patch behind the rhinophore that marks the site of developing optical tissue - the future site of an eye.

Its geographic range remains Malaysia and Indonesia.

Marcel's specimen here has only a single rhinophore. We are not sure if it lost it in a predatory attack or it was born without it.

Dave Behrens
Sammamish, WA 98074
Jan., 2023
Send Dave email at davidwbehrens@gmail.com

Marcel Tanke presently again lives in his native country, the Netherlands. He started diving during the 14 years that they lived in China and Korea. Marcel has BSAC Instructor diving level. Diving took him pretty much all over Asia and many other places. Nudibranchs became his main interest after several trips to the Philippines and Indonesia. Marcel is still using a "point and click" camera, currently Olympus TG-6.

Send Marcel email at marceltanke52@gmail.com

From left to right, Terry Gosliner, Angel Valdes, Dave Behrens La Jolla, Calif.

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