Tambja marbellensis
Schick and Cervera, 1998

Suborder: DORIDINA
Family: Polyceridae
Subfamily: Nembrothinae


Mediterranean coast of southern Spain to southern Portugal.


Ria Formosa, southern Portugal. Photo: Jose Augusto Silva.

Background colour dark blue or greenish blue, with a yellow edge to the mantle and the foot. There is also a pattern of longitudinal yellow lines on the mantle and the sides of the foot. The gill rachis and the rhinophore pockets are edged with yellow. The yellow lines and streaks usually have a thin median deeper brown line, clearly seen in the photo.

  • Schick, K.L. & Cervera, J.L. (1998) Description of a new species in the genus Tambja Burn, 1962 (Gastropoda: Nudibranchia: Polyceratidae) from Southern Spain. The Veliger, 41(4): 344-350.
Authorship details
Rudman, W.B., 2001 (February 19) Tambja marbellensis Schick and Cervera, 1998. [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/factsheet/tambmarb