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#1 Abucs

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 11:38 PM

Hi guys,

1) Need some help here. Is this a coral or a some kind of critter?
The hole actually closes up when I went near to it and reopens when I back out.

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2) Is this a newborn nudi or some species?
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Sorry if the photos are of poor quality.

Edited by Abucs, 12 September 2012 - 05:28 PM.

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#2 JimSwims

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 12:24 AM

Hi Abucs,

please refer to- http://wetpixel.com/...showtopic=17763 Extra info from you will help the experts to track your finds down.
Here's a couple of guesses from an enthusiast to get you pointed in hopefully the right direction.

Your first one is an Ascidian or Sea Squirt.

The second image has a number of possible things in it. There is the feathery crown of a Tube Worm(what you may have mistaken as Gills of a Nudi?)
The orange tentacles in the image look like feeding tentacles of another worm, we have one off the coast of southern Australia with very similar looking
tentacles, Cirriformia cf filigera, though yours could be some type of Terebellid????

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#3 Leslie

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 07:08 AM

The photos are fine but it would help if there were larger. Jim's right about the sea squirt & the tube worm (probably family Sabellidae). I suspect the "orange tentacles" are branches of a red seaweed rather than worm bits.

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 05:38 PM

Hi Abucs,

please refer to- http://wetpixel.com/...ic=17763 Extra info from you will help the experts to track your finds down.
Here's a couple of guesses from an enthusiast to get you pointed in hopefully the right direction.

Your first one is an Ascidian or Sea Squirt.

The second image has a number of possible things in it. There is the feathery crown of a Tube Worm(what you may have mistaken as Gills of a Nudi?)
The orange tentacles in the image look like feeding tentacles of another worm, we have one off the coast of southern Australia with very similar looking
tentacles, Cirriformia cf filigera, though yours could be some type of Terebellid????

Cheers,
Jim.


Thank you very much Jim for the link and identification.
Honestly, this is my first time spotting it.
Found it at Tulamben.

The photos are fine but it would help if there were larger. Jim's right about the sea squirt & the tube worm (probably family Sabellidae). I suspect the "orange tentacles" are branches of a red seaweed rather than worm bits.


Thank you too Leslie!
I also changed the photo to a larger one. Hopefully it helps.
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#5 Leslie

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 07:18 AM

Much better size, thanks. The orange bits are definitely a seaweed. I'm still not sure about the white thing - either sponge, bryozoan, or tunicate.