Tambja oliva
Meyer, 1977

Suborder: DORIDINA
Family: Polyceridae
Subfamily: Nembrothinae


Known from a few records from the Caribbean region.


Photo from J.L.Cervera of specimen from the Bahamas. Photographer:  Jack Worsfold.

The shape of this species is typical for the genus. The body is a deep olive green to light green or olive yellow, often with microscopic flecks of yellow, blue or turquoise. The tips of the gills, posterior foot, and oral tentacles are light to dark purple or a dark blue-green. The rhinophores are very dark, often purple or translucent white with opaque cream spots. Grows to at least 20 mm in length. Radular typical of the genus Tambja.

This species is known from a few records from the Caribbean region.

  • Meyer, K. B. (1977) Dorid nudibranchs of the Caribbean coast of
    the Panama Canal Zone. Bulletin of Marine Science, 27(2): 299-307.
Authorship details
Rudman, W.B., 2005 (August 23) Tambja oliva Meyer, 1977. [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/factsheet/tamboliva

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