Tambja victoriae

Pola, Cervera & Gosliner, 2005

Tambja victoriae
Photographed by: Wolfgang Krutz

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

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #2027
An individual with pale yellow-green background between the longitudinal black lines on the sides of the body instead of blue. Bali is a new record for Tambja victoriae. It means that both Tambja victoriae and the very similar Tambja affinis both occur in Indonesia.

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Pictures of Tambja victoriae

Tambja victoriae from Bali, IndonesiaIdentification reviewed by Richard Willan
Location: Bali, Indonesia
Posted 10 years ago
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Similar Species

Author: Dr. Richard C. Willan

Roboastra luteolineata: Feeds voraciously on other nudibranchs; has very large oral tentacles; two pale stripes on the head between the rhinophores, neither of them expanded; no colour band around the rhinophoral sheath.

Tambja affinis or Tambja victoriae: Feeds on bryozoans; has relatively small oral tentacles; one pale stripe on the middle of the head between the rhinophores that is expanded; pale colour band around rhinophoral sheath.

Since they are so similarly coloured overall, perhaps some mimicry is going on.

The ways to separate Tambja affinis, Tambja victoriae and other Tambja species are set out nicely and clearly on Tambja affinis colour group in the Sea Slug Forum

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