Tambja verconis laying eggs

April 6, 2007
From: Melissa Barnes

I thought you might like this photo of a Tambja verconis laying eggs.

It was found at Blairgowrie Pier Victoria, in about 5m of water and water temp was 18C.

Locality: Blairgowrie Pier, 5m, Victoria, Australia, Port Phillip Bay, 1 April 2007. Photographer: Melissa Barnes.

Kind Regards,
Melissa Barnes


Barnes, M.S, 2007 (Apr 6) Tambja verconis laying eggs. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/19805

Dear Melissa,
I always welcome photos of these animals laying eggs. A sea grass bed may seem a strange place for a bryozoan feeder, like Tambja, to be laying its eggs, but sea grass beds are utilised as nurseries and places of refuge by many animals, and it only takes a small rocky outgrowth or a dead shell in the grass beds, to provide an attachment point for a bryozoan colony. 

Best wishes,
Bill Rudman

Rudman, W.B., 2007 (Apr 6). Comment on Tambja verconis laying eggs by Melissa Barnes. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/19805


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