Tambja sp. 1

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This species has been observed on Mayotte Island

Order : Nudibranchia
Suborder : Euctenidiacea
Superfamily : Polyceroidea
Family : Polyceridae
Distribution : Mayotte
Maximal size :
Abundance : Seldom if ever on the fore reef zone

Species characteristics :

The notum is dark greenish mottle with tiny clear grreen dots

The rhinophores is dark blue with a medium grey band.

The gills are the same color of the notum and tipped in dark blue


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Photo Emmanuelle Aigle
Mayotte, Bouéni, 14 m, 14 November 2010

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Remarks :

Identification confirmed by Marta Pola
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Bibliographic data :

The presence of purple to dark blue on the tips of the rhinophores and on the tips of the gill is distinctive in this species, like in five (may be more) species T. amakusana Baba, 1987, T. cf. amakusana Pola, Padula, Gosliner & Cervera 2014, T. oliva Meyer, 1977, T. kava  Pola, Padula, Gosliner & Cervera 2014, and T. limaciformis (Eliot, 1908). It also the case of Tambja sp. 1 and Tambja sp. 2

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