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Tambja sagamiana
(Baba, 1955)
 
Tambja morosa
Maximum size:  about 50 mm.

Identification:  This distinctive animal has a bright blue body decorated with yellow tubercles surrounded by gray rings. The rhinophores are black and the gills are olive-green with black bands on their upper sides.

Natural history:  Tambja sagamiana is known from a single animal found crawling by day on the accretion platform at Maalaea Bay, a moderately exposed to exposed rocky site. It was at a depth of about 3 m (10 ft).

Distribution:  Maui: also known from Japan and Taiwan.

Taxonomic notes:  It was first recorded in Hawaii from Maalaea Bay, Maui by Katherine Shepherd on Dec. 15, 2012.

Photo:  Katherine Shepherd: about 50 mm: Maalaea Bay, Maui; Dec. 15, 2012.

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