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Scientific name: Tambja capensis
Common name: Black nudibranch
Taxonomy
Phyulm Sub Phylum Class Sub Class Order Sub Order Family Sub Family Genus Species
Mollusca Not Defined Gastropoda Opisthobranchia Nudibranchia Doridina Polyceridae Nembrothinae Tambja Tambja capensis

       

Short Description:

The body coloration might vary from dark blue to black or even brownish.
It has a distinctive green, blue or turquoise line around the upper body margin.The eggs are a beautiful spiral rosette type of form yellow or orange in coloration.

Identification
features:
 
Size:  1-80mm
Behaviour:  
Diet:

 It feeds on arborescent bryozoans.Can be found on moss animals like
Bugula dentata (Dentate moss animal)
Bugula neritina (Neritic moss animal)

Distribution: This species is endemic to the South African coast and is found from the Atlantic coast of the Cape Peninsula to Port Elizabeth from the shallow subtidal to at least 30m
Depth: From the shallow subtidal to at least 30m
Habitat:  Rocky reefs
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Similar Species:
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Database Statistics
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Photographer Date City Area Dive site Temp Size Depth Camera Photo Video
Analize de Vries-(Port Elizabeth) 2009-02-13 Port Elizabeth Wildside (PE-WS)-Fort Raggie 17 25mm 16m Sony DSC-W170 photo
Analize de Vries-(Port Elizabeth) 2010-05-24 Port Elizabeth Wildside (PE-WS)-Avalanche 16 20mm 22m Sony DSC-W170 photo
Analize de Vries-(Port Elizabeth) 2010-05-24 Port Elizabeth Wildside (PE-WS)-Avalanche 16 20mm 22m Sony DSC-W170 photo
Analize de Vries-(Port Elizabeth) 2010-06-06 Port Elizabeth Wildside (PE-WS)-Crossroads 16 35mm 14m Sony DSC-W170 photo
Analize de Vries-(Port Elizabeth) 2010-06-06 Port Elizabeth Wildside (PE-WS)-Crossroads 16 35mm 12m Sony DSC-W170 photo
Charne Wepener-(Port Elizabeth) 2010-11-30 Port Elizabeth Algoa Bay (PE-AB)-The Haerlem Wreck (1987) 17 25mm 20m Canon Powershot A70 photo
Gerald Smith-(Port Elizabeth) 2009-11-07 Port Elizabeth Wildside (PE-WS)-Scotsmans Reef/Moonie 11 30mm 19m Canon Powershot A710 photo
Gerhard Naude-(Port Elizabeth) 2014-09-14 Port Elizabeth Algoa Bay (PE-AB)-The Haerlem Wreck (1987) 17 25mm 20m Sony DSC-W150 photo
Gerhard Naude-(Port Elizabeth) 2015-12-12 Port Elizabeth Wildside (PE-WS)-Thunderbolt 17 20mm 15m Olympus SP550UZ photo
Glenn Jacoby-(Port Elizabeth) 2009-01-11 Port Elizabeth Algoa Bay (PE-AB)-The Haerlem Wreck (1987) 18 85mm 20m Fujifilm Finepix F50fd photo
Glenn Jacoby-(Port Elizabeth) 2009-01-11 Port Elizabeth Algoa Bay (PE-AB)-The Haerlem Wreck (1987) 18 60mm 18m Fujifilm Finepix F50fd photo
Glenn Jacoby-(Port Elizabeth) 2008-02-27 Port Elizabeth Wildside (PE-WS)-Gasmic Gorge 13 65mm 21m Fujifilm Finepix F50fd photo
Glenn Jacoby-(Port Elizabeth) 2008-10-11 Port Elizabeth Algoa Bay (PE-AB)-The Haerlem Wreck (1987) 16 20mm 16m Fujifilm Finepix F50fd photo
Glenn Jacoby-(Port Elizabeth) 2008-10-11 Port Elizabeth Wildside (PE-WS)-Scotsmans Reef/Moonie 16 20mm 16m Fujifilm Finepix F50fd photo
Glenn Jacoby-(Port Elizabeth) 2009-02-27 Port Elizabeth Wildside (PE-WS)-Gasmic Gorge 16 25mm 20m Fujifilm Finepix F50fd photo
Glenn Jacoby-(Port Elizabeth) 2010-07-04 Port Elizabeth Algoa Bay (PE-AB)-Evans Peak 16 35mm 24m Fujifilm Finepix F50fd photo
Jaco Koekemoer-(Port Elizabeth ) 2015-12-12 Port Elizabeth Wildside (PE-WS)-Thunderbolt 17 20mm 15m Olympus SP550UZ photo
Jacques Alberts-(Jeffreys Bay) 2008-01-02 Port Elizabeth Algoa Bay (PE-AB)-The Haerlem Wreck (1987) 14 35mm 20m Fujifilm Finepix F50fd photo
Jacques Alberts-(Jeffreys Bay) 2011-12-17 Jeffreys Bay Jeffreys Bay (JB)-Discovery Channel 18 20mm 6m Fujifilm Finepix F50fd photo
Jacques Alberts-(Jeffreys Bay) 2011-12-28 Jeffreys Bay Jeffreys Bay (JB)-Little Chelsea 17 23mm 14m Fujifilm Finepix F50fd photo
Johan Swanepoel-(Port Elizabeth) 2009-01-11 Port Elizabeth Algoa Bay (PE-AB)-The Haerlem Wreck (1987) 17 35mm 18m Olympus SP560UZ photo
Johan Swanepoel-(Port Elizabeth) 2009-02-28 Port Elizabeth Wildside (PE-WS)-Suicide Reef 18 45mm 16m Olympus SP560UZ photo
Johan Swanepoel-(Port Elizabeth) 2008-11-23 Port Elizabeth Algoa Bay (PE-AB)-The Haerlem Wreck (1987) 13 25mm 20m Olympus SP560UZ photo
Juan Snyman-(Port Elizabeth) 2008-10-14 Port Elizabeth Wildside (PE-WS)-Scotsmans Reef/Moonie 15 25mm 16m Olympus SP550UZ photo
Neal Bruton-(Port Elizabeth) 2010-07-25 Port Elizabeth Wildside (PE-WS)-Scotsmans Reef/Moonie 16 20mm 16m Sony DSC-W170 photo
Quinton Andrews-(Port Elizabeth) 2010-03-07 Port Elizabeth Wildside (PE-WS)-Scotsmans Reef/Moonie 16 40mm 13m Fujifilm FinePix F200EXR photo
 
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