Tambja affinis

(Eliot, 1904)

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Tambja affinis from Komodo, Indonesia
Identification verified by Richard Willan
 

Identification is verified by Richard Willan, Nudi Pixel expert

Comment from Richard Willan: This individual is special because its rhinophoral clubs are translucent yellow with a blue tip – a colour pattern supposedly found only in the closely related species Tambja victoriae. So the distinction between Tambja affinis and Tambja victoriae now rests on the rather arbitrary choice of rhinophore sheath completely pale greenish yellow [as in this photo] (= Tambja affinis) or rhinophore sheath with a broad pale blue green marginal band (= Tambja victoriae).
 

Location:Komodo, Indonesia
Photographer:Graham Abbott
Camera:Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T20View EXIF properties
Taken on:December 17, 2007
Viewed:1838 times
Posted:9 years ago
Updated:9 years ago

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Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class:Gastropoda
Subclass:Opisthobranchia
Order:Nudibranchia
Suborder:Doridina
Family:Polyceridae
Species:Tambja affinis