Tambja sp.

Images courtesy of Nonsix Amiman
Lembeh Straits, Indonesia

Tambja sp. another undescribed species

Wow, another new Tambja! Good show Nonsix! This fellow doesn't look like any of the other known species. Yellow body. Neat black line delineates the anterior edge of the dorsum. Black stripes down all sides of the body, and blue rhinophores and gills. Wow. The critters extra sensory organ can be clearly seen on the side of the head. One of these days we just have to figure out what this darn thing is for. You'd think with large rhinophores like those of Tambja, they would sense something other than smell, but maybe not. Aside from the fact that it is gorgeous, we really know nothing more. Known from this locality only and that's it.

Dave Behrens
Gig Harbor, Washington
Apr., 2012

Nonsix Amiman

Nonsix Amiman is a dive guide for the Kasawari Lembeh Resort in Lembeh, Indonesia. Nonsix only saw this new species once but was atute enough to recognize the importance of the find and take some pictures. That's what slugging is all about, sharp eyes and the desire to find our sometimes elusive friends of the sea. The Webmaster would once again like to acknowledge Nonsix ,Nuswanto Lobbu and Jim Black (who in collaboration with Nus made this BOW happen)! Nuswanto or Nus as he is known to his friends is the manager of Kasawari Resort. Nus has previously been featured in two previous BOW's, BOW 702 and BOW 567 , so you know he and the staff at Kasawrari are are in total support of sharing their findings among the sea slug community! I don't often come out of the woodwork to do plugs on dive resorts, but in my estimation Kasawari is one of the best run resorts in the Lembeh Straits area. One can prepare a written list of all the subjects you would like to see, give it to the dive guides, and more often than naught, they will make your dreams come true! The food is great and the staff very attentive to your needs! What more could you ask for!

Michael Miller
San Diego, Calif

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