(Basedow & Hedley, 1905)
Temperate southeastern Australia and northeastern New Zealand.
Southern part of Yorke Peninsula, South Australia, February 1985, on arborescent bryozoan Bugula dentata. Largest animal approx 70mm. PHOTO: Bill Rudman.
This brilliantly coloured nudibranch is normally found on its food, the bushy plant-like bryozoan Bugula dentata. It is a sublittoral species found between 2-40m.
See the Armstrong's message reporting it being eaten by Roboastra luteolineata.
Basedow, H. & Hedley, C. (1905). South Australian nudibranchs, and an enumeration of the known Australian species. Trans. Proc. Royal Soc. South Aust., 29: 134-160
Burn, R.F. (1962): Descriptions of Victorian nudibranchiate mollusca, with a comprehensive review of the Eolidacea. Memoirs of the National Museum of Victoria, 25: 95-128.
Rudman, W.B., 1998 (December 13) Tambja verconis (Basedow & Hedley, 1905). [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/factsheet/tambverc
Tambja verconis in Broulee, New South Wales
From: Matthew Sullivan, November 29, 2007
Tambja verconis - Life Stages?
From: Steve Ivacko, August 10, 2007
Feeding Tambja verconis in New Zealand
From: Samuel Kemp, May 17, 2007
Tambja verconis and bryozoan
From: Jacqui Younger, April 6, 2007
Tambja verconis laying eggs
From: Melissa Barnes, April 6, 2007
Tambja verconis from Melbourne, Australia
From: Martina Fuchsberger, April 11, 2005
Tambja verconis egg-laying
From: Leanne & David Atkinson, January 26, 2004
Tambja verconis mating
From: Steve Winkworth, December 24, 2003
Tambja verconis from Port Stephens
From: Leanne & David Atkinson, December 12, 2003
Tambja verconis from Mokohinau Ids, N.Z.
From: Mark Burnett, April 28, 2003
Tambja verconis from Victoria, Australia
From: Stuart Hutchison, February 20, 2002
Tambja verconis from New South Wales
From: Erik Schloegl, March 26, 2001
Tambja verconis from Kurnell, Sydney
From: A. Lumnitzer & D. Piotrowska, May 31, 2000
More photos of N.Z. Tambja verconis
From: Ross Armstrong, February 19, 1999
Tambja verconis from New Zealand
From: Ross Armstrong, December 13, 1998