Tropical Western Pacific, and as far south as northern New Zealand.
Middle Arch, Poor Knights Islands, New Zealand, 12 metres. PHOTO: Ian Skipworth.
This is a large species of Tambja growing to about 70mm long. It is usually black with blue markings, but this dark green colour is found in specimens from the cooler waters of New South Wales, Australia, and northern New Zealand. Like all species of Tambja, it feeds on arborescent (plant-like) bryozoan colonies.
• Baba, K. (1987) Two new green colored species of Tambja from Japan (Nudibranchia: Polyceridae). Venus, The Japanese Journal of Malacology, 46(1): 13-18.
• Bergh, L.S.R. (1877). Malacologische Untersuchungen. In: C.G. Semper, Reisen im Archipel der Philippinen, Wissenschaftliche Resultate. Band 2, Heft 11: 429-494, Pls. 54-57.
• Marshall, J.G. & Willan, R.C. (1999) Nudibranchs of Heron Island, Great Barrier Reef.
Rudman, W.B., 1999 (January 24) Tambja morosa (Bergh, 1877). [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/factsheet/tambmoro
Feeding Tambja morosa in New Zealand
From: Samuel Kemp, May 17, 2007
Tambja morosa from East Timor
From: Nick Hobgood, December 11, 2006
Tambja morosa from Bali
From: Johan Samsom, August 11, 2006
Tambja morosa from Davao, Philippines
From: Carlos R. Munda, August 9, 2006
Tambja morosa from the Philippines
From: Sébastien Lenglet, July 8, 2006
Tambja morosa from Gold Coast, Queensland
From: Ian Banks, June 10, 2006
Tambja morosa? from Pemba, Tanzania
From: Wilhelm van Zyl, November 22, 2005
Re: Tambja morosa from Sulawesi
From: Francesco Ricciardi, April 16, 2005
Tambja morosa from southern Queensland
From: Gary Cobb, November 12, 2003
Tambja morosa - new locality?
From: Ron Greer, July 26, 2003
Tambja kushimotoensis from Taiwan
From: Todd Garthwaite, July 24, 2003
Head & sensory organs of Tambja morosa
From: Bill Rudman, July 24, 2003
Tambja morosa swimming
From: Sarah Heaney, April 5, 2003
Tambja morosa from Vanuatu
From: Vinka Stenhouse, March 23, 2003
Juvenile of Tambja sagamiana?
From: Tomoki Ueda, January 21, 2003
Tambja morosa laying eggs
From: Mary Jane Adams , December 20, 2002
Tambja morosa from Indonesia
From: Sabine Noack, September 27, 2002
Tambja morosa from Sulawesi
From: Mary Jane Adams, June 10, 2002
Tambja morosa from Papua New Guinea
From: Marli Wakeling, November 12, 2001
Tambja cf morosa from the Philippines
From: Erwin Koehler, January 5, 2001
Tambja morosa from Queensland
From: Stuart Hutchison, October 8, 2000
Tambja morosa from Thailand
From: Narongpon Sittithaweepat, April 10, 2000
Re:Tambja morosa in New Zealand
From: Ross Armstrong, April 2, 1999
Tambja morosa from New Zealand.
From: Ian Skipworth, January 24, 1999