Tambja morosa - new locality?

July 26, 2003
From: Ron Greer

Hi Bill,
I was checking your site and looking at Tambja morosa when I realized that there were no records from New South Wales. Thought you may wish to include this (very average)image from Fly Point, Port Stephens, NSW. Taken in 12m, 1990 and about 50mm long.

Like many sea slugs found in Port Stephens, it is probably an unlucky arrival on the eastern current - I have seen only this single example in 15 years diving in the area.

Regards,
Ron Greer

diveimage@netspace.net.au

Thanks Ron,
Yes T. morosa is a rare visitor to the coast of New South Wales. Interestingly it is often this colour with a green or grey background and blackish spots. Your photo nicely shows that the black spots are really blue with a black border. This nicely fits with the discussion I had with Todd Garthwaite over his photos from Taiwan of 'T. kushimotoensis' which I suspect is a colour form of T. morosa.
Best wishes,
Bill Rudman

Rudman, W.B., 2003 (Jul 26). Comment on Tambja morosa - new locality? by Ron Greer. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/10550

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