Tambja morosa from Gold Coast, Queensland

June 10, 2006
From: Ian Banks

Bill,
This Tambja morosa  was observed in a sheltered section near the surf zone on the Narrow Neck Artificial Reef. (Reef is constructed of 300 ton sand filled geotextile Containers) This is the only sea slug I have seen on this reef.

Locality: Narrow Neck Reef, Gold Coast, 4 metres, Queensland. Australia, Pacific Ocean, 2 January 2005, Artificial Reef in surf zone. Length: 6 cm. Photographer: Ian Banks.

Regards,
Ian

ianbanks@bigpond.com

Banks, I.W., 2006 (Jun 10) Tambja morosa from Gold Coast, Queensland. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/16757

Dear Ian,
Thanks for this. It is a valuable confirmation of my earlier comment [message #10550] that in northern New South Wales and sthn Queensland [east coast Australia] the usual colour form of Tambja morosa is one with large black markings as in your animal.

You mention this is the only nudibranch you have seen on the artificial reef. Is it a fairly recent construction? Nuibranchs are usually found near their food, which varies in different groups from sponges, to ascidians, anemones, hydroids, and many other, often colonial, animals. If conditions are not quite right for their food, then the nudibranchs won't be there either.

 Best wishes,
Bill Rudman

Rudman, W.B., 2006 (Jun 10). Comment on Tambja morosa from Gold Coast, Queensland by Ian Banks. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/16757

Factsheet

Tambja morosa

Related messages

  1. Feeding Tambja morosa in New Zealand
    From: Samuel Kemp, May 17, 2007
  2. Tambja morosa from East Timor
    From: Nick Hobgood, December 11, 2006
  3. Tambja morosa from Bali
    From: Johan Samsom, August 11, 2006
  4. Tambja morosa from Davao, Philippines
    From: Carlos R. Munda, August 9, 2006
  5. Tambja morosa from the Philippines
    From: S├ębastien Lenglet, July 8, 2006
  6. Tambja morosa? from Pemba, Tanzania
    From: Wilhelm van Zyl, November 22, 2005
  7. Re: Tambja morosa from Sulawesi
    From: Francesco Ricciardi, April 16, 2005
  8. Tambja morosa from southern Queensland
    From: Gary Cobb, November 12, 2003
  9. Tambja morosa - new locality?
    From: Ron Greer, July 26, 2003
  10. Tambja kushimotoensis from Taiwan
    From: Todd Garthwaite, July 24, 2003
  11. Head & sensory organs of Tambja morosa
    From: Bill Rudman, July 24, 2003
  12. Tambja morosa swimming
    From: Sarah Heaney, April 5, 2003
  13. Tambja morosa from Vanuatu
    From: Vinka Stenhouse, March 23, 2003
  14. Juvenile of Tambja sagamiana?
    From: Tomoki Ueda, January 21, 2003
  15. Tambja morosa laying eggs
    From: Mary Jane Adams , December 20, 2002
  16. Tambja morosa from Indonesia
    From: Sabine Noack, September 27, 2002
  17. Tambja morosa from Sulawesi
    From: Mary Jane Adams, June 10, 2002
  18. Tambja morosa from Papua New Guinea
    From: Marli Wakeling, November 12, 2001
  19. Tambja cf morosa from the Philippines
    From: Erwin Koehler, January 5, 2001
  20. Tambja morosa from Queensland
    From: Stuart Hutchison, October 8, 2000
  21. Tambja morosa from Thailand
    From: Narongpon Sittithaweepat, April 10, 2000
  22. Re:Tambja morosa in New Zealand
    From: Ross Armstrong, April 2, 1999
  23. Tambja morosa from New Zealand.
    From: Ian Skipworth, January 24, 1999

Show factsheet and all related messages