Tambja ceutae
Garcia-Gomez & Ortea, 1988

Suborder: DORIDINA
Family: Polyceridae
Subfamily: Nembrothinae


Juvenile showing conspicuous tubercles around mantle edge. Straits of Gibraltar, southern. PHOTO: Juan Lucas Cervera.

Tambja ceutae is similar in external appearance to Roboastra europaea. The most distinguishing external feature is the presence of pointed tubercles (variable in size) along the edge of the notum, moreover on the back of the tail. These are more conspicuous in juveniles than in adults. In adults, the light blue lines of juveniles are yellow. Species of Tambja graze on bryozoans.

• Garcia-Gomez, J.C. & Ortea, J.A. (1988) Una nueva especie de Tambja Burn, 1962 (Mollusca, Nudibranchia). Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. Paris, 4, 10, sect A 2: 301-307.
• Sanchez-Tochino, L., Garcia, F.J., Ocana, A. (2000) The genus Tambja Burn, 1962 (Gastropoda, Opisthobranchia) in the Mediterranean Sea with remarks on the intraspecific variability. Argonauta, 14(1): 67-75.

Authorship details
Rudman, W.B., 2001 (February 11) Tambja ceutae Garcia-Gomez & Ortea, 1988. [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/factsheet/tambceut

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