May 17, 2007
From: Samuel Kemp
Thought you might like these pictures of various Tambja species feeding. The pictures were all taken whilst diving Middle Arch, Poor Knight's Islands, last weekend.
Locality: Middle Arch, Poor Knight's Islands, 10 m, New Zealand, Pacific, 04 February 2007. Photographer: Samuel Kemp.
email@example.comKemp, S.V., 2007 (May 17) Feeding Tambja tenuilineata in New Zealand. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/19907
I have split your message into three, all of which show a different species of Tambja feeding on the blue plant-like bryozoan Bugula dentata. This one shows the recently named Tambja tenuilineata which used to be called Tambja sp. 1 on the Forum. I have been meaning to include this species on the Forum for some time but have been unable to get a copy of the original description. It was described in a journal called Vita Malacologica which is an occasional supplement of the journal Basteria. Institutional libraries seem to have great difficulty obtaining supplements like this and I am still waiting.
Miller, M. C., & Haagh, J. M. (2005) A new species of the dorid nudibranch genus Tambja Burn, 1962 (Gastropoda, Opisthobranchia) from Australasia. Vita Malacologica 3: 55-60.
Tambja tenuilineata mating trouble!
From: Nicholas Missenden, May 31, 2007
Tambja sp. 1 feeding
From: Ross Armstrong, February 21, 2004
Tambja sp.1 laying eggs & mating
From: Leanne & David Atkinson, September 15, 2003
Tambja sp from Nelson Bay - Australia
From: Dave Harasti, December 21, 2002
New Species from New Zealand?
From: Janene Mills, January 23, 2002
New Zealand nudibranch
From: Gareth Jones, January 3, 2002
Tambja sp. from Port Stephens, NSW
From: Ron Greer, December 16, 1999
Tambja from New Zealand
From: Ross Armstrong, December 10, 1998