What in Neptune's World?

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What in Neptune's World?

Postby liquid » August 12th, 2004, 10:27 pm

In this month's Advanced Aquarist's Online Magazine ( http://www.advancedaquarist.com/ ), we have a mystery animal seeking identification. Can you guess what it is? Good luck!!! :D

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Postby alainul » August 15th, 2004, 3:37 pm

Phyllidia tula ,iles salomon :wink: :wink:
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Postby AF Founder » August 15th, 2004, 9:01 pm

alainul wrote:Phyllidia tula ,iles salomon :wink: :wink:


Sorry!
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Postby John_Brandt » August 15th, 2004, 11:06 pm

A juvenile Egg cowrie (Ovula ovum)? Sarcophyton predator!
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Postby fireblade » August 15th, 2004, 11:16 pm

phyllida variosa
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Postby Mouse » August 16th, 2004, 2:18 am

Some kinda cowrie
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Postby AF Founder » August 16th, 2004, 9:36 am

John_Brandt wrote:A juvenile Egg cowrie (Ovula ovum)? Sarcophyton predator!


Congrats John; you got it exactly right. :D
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Postby John_Brandt » August 16th, 2004, 10:24 am

Whee, I finally got one of these correct. The juvenile Egg cowries mimic the Phyllidia spp. nudibranchs. Guess it worked.
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Postby Tackett » August 16th, 2004, 1:45 pm

crap beat me to it john.
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Postby Mouse » August 17th, 2004, 4:52 am

I was close though, i knew it was a cowerie. :)
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Postby vitz » August 17th, 2004, 5:56 pm

Terry

what is the cowrie on, and any idea what all those 'globules' are ?


(i think they look cool too, hehe)
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Postby Bangbang » August 21st, 2004, 9:38 pm

This was easy.....its a mutated Clown Trigger.
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Postby Matt_ » August 22nd, 2004, 12:32 am

It looks like it's on a soft coral of some kind, and some of those globules in the foreground look like snails to me. Just a guess...
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Postby Ben » August 23rd, 2004, 11:49 am

Looks like a leather its on to me and the globs would be upset polyps. I have seen polyps take on this appearance when stressed.
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WHAT IN NEPTUNE'S WORLD

Postby reefman888 » October 1st, 2004, 4:29 am

It's a juvenile Starry Triggerfish (Abalistes stellatus) :roll:
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