December 16, 1999
From: Ron Greer
Dr Bill Rudman,
Here is another one from Fly Point in Port Stephens, [New South Wales] which may be of interest to you.
It is a strikingly marked nudibranch of indeterminate identity. Size ranged from about 10mm to 25mm. Seen day and night from about 8-18 metres, generally on a blue/green bryozoan. They were initially found by my dive buddy and once seen we located about 25 over the next few days. I also located one
under the Tathra wharf on the NSW South coast on the 27 Nov 99. Your assistance in identification would be appreciated.
I hope this information is of use and await your reply.
firstname.lastname@example.orgGreer, R., 1999 (Dec 16) Tambja sp. from Port Stephens, NSW. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/1636
Note added 17 May 2007: This species is now named Tambja tenuilineata
This species ofTambja is not uncommon in southeastern Australia, some animals being more distinctly coloured than others. It is almost always found on or near the arborescent (bush-like) bryozoan Bugula you mention in your note.
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