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#1 Minkyd

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 05:32 PM

This one has me stumped, not sure if it is a Haminoea of some sort.

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 05:38 PM

http://debastonunderwaterimages.smugmug.com/Nudibranch/The-Latest-Nudibranch-finds/23344306_3bPJmj#!i=2176569213&k=tD5JC8V&lb=1&s=A This is another photo

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 05:44 PM

Was it moving?It almost looks like a tunicate, but with the debris, it is difficult to make out details. Where was it taken?
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Posted 26 October 2012 - 05:57 PM

I initially thought it was a juv crab of some sort due to the hairy appearance. I took 3 photos and it didn't appear to move. Found at the Gold Coast Seaway SW Wall, Australia which is a very silty shallow muck dive.

There were a lot of Bullina lineata, Bullina nobilis, Bulla angasi about and they normally bury quickly when the light hits them (night dive), this one was not on a sandy patch and was amongst the algae and other muck on a rock.

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 09:48 PM

It does look like a tunicate, doesn't it? But it's an clam in the oddball family Galeommatidae. The foot wraps completely around the 2 shells, and they crawl about like snails. Look for images under the family name, under Amphilepida, Scintilla, and Chlamydonconcha for examples.

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 10:39 PM

Thanks Leslie

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 09:24 AM

Here's a good link:
http://taxondiversit...eommatidae.html
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