Tambja verconis
(Basedow & Hedley, 1905)

Suborder: DORIDINA
Family: Polyceridae
Subfamily: Nembrothinae


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.
Authorship details
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

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