This species has been observed on Mauritius Island
Order : Nudibranchia
Suborder : Euctenidiacea
Superfamily : Polyceroidea
Distribution : ???
Maximal size :
Species characteristics :
It ranges from green to yellow with black longitudinal lines which are usually sunken grooves.
The rhinophores are the same colour as the background colour except for
the present of a dark region at the rhinophore tip which ranges from
almost black to a lighter purple.
There a five or six gills which also have a background colour matching the body, and a dark or purplish tip,
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Photo Yann Von Arnim
Mauritius, Ferme marine de Mahebourg, 18 m, december 2011
Identification confirmed by Nathalie Yonow
Synonymous : (according Worms)
- No other name
Bibliographic data :
In some specimens the black lines can be very indistinct or even absent
The notum is not delineated from the side of the body with a brim
however the head has a distinct ridge extending anteriorly around its
edge from rhinophore to rhinophore.
In some animals the gill lamellae can also be purplish or a
darker almost black colour, giving the gills almost black edging
The spawn is laid as a white spiral coil.
Feeds on arborescent bryozoans
Slugsite : Tambja tenuilineata
Seaslug Forum Tambja tenuilineata
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
Pola M., Cervera J.L. & Gosliner T.M. (2006) Taxonomic revision and phylogenetic analysis of the genus Tambja Burn, 1962 (Mollusca, Nudibranchia, Polyceridae). Zoologica Scripta 35(5):491-530
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