Tambja morosa from Bali

August 11, 2006
From: Johan Samsom

Hi

I found these nudibranchs at the so called Amed Wall in Bali, on a sandy bottom with corals on about 12 mtrs depth. Have not been able to find pictures of these on your website...
So perhaps you could either let me know the names of them and/or use the pictures as you wish.

Locality: Amed Wall, 12 mtrs, Bali, Indonesia, Asian Pacific, 18 July 2006. Length: dark blue about 5 cm little tuquoise about 3 cm. Photographer: Johan Samsom.

Best regards
Johan Samsom
Dragoer
Denmark

samsom@stofanet.dk

Samsom, J.A.M., 2006 (Aug 11) Tambja morosa from Bali. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/17192

Dear Johan,
The large animal in the upper photo is a very pale variety of  Tambja morosa. If you look at the other messages on the Forum about this species you will see quite a variation in background colouration. Looking at your lower photo however, I wonder whether your lighting may be affecting the colouration as well?

The smaller animal in the photo alongside is most probably Chromodoris elisabethina but the colours seem a bit unusual. The blue looks quite unnatural. In fact even the shadow of the gill is blue.

Best wishes,
Bill Rudman

Rudman, W.B., 2006 (Aug 11). Comment on Tambja morosa from Bali by Johan Samsom. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/17192

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