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#1 DANYGRAIG

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Posted 15 September 2013 - 01:52 AM

Found these on sandy bottom in 4-5m off Criccieth in N. Wales - can anyone help with ID please?

 

Harbour crab eating a ? worm

 

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Another type of worm?

 

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Closed anemones?

 

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#2 jlyle

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Posted 15 September 2013 - 09:13 AM

ribbon worm

 

piddock clams

 

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#3 Leslie

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Posted 17 September 2013 - 06:12 AM

Yes to the first 2.  The 3rd looks to me like the closed siphons of another clam.



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Posted 17 September 2013 - 07:11 AM

1 is a harbour crab eating a ribbon worm (bottom right looks like there may just be a Labidoplax digitata sea cucumber too - which are locally abundant off Criccieth).

2 & 3 are probably siphons off razor fish (shells) (Family Solenidae) although your chances of finding out which one are slim. I've photographed them off Criccieth myself (by the way I'm running a beach clean for MCS this Saturday at 1.30pm in Criccieth if anyone is interested) and they often seem to be associated with Sagartiogeton anemones which may well fasten onto their shells here.


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#5 DANYGRAIG

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Posted 21 September 2013 - 02:45 AM

Thanks folks.

Over in Connemara at the moment Paul, so can't help with the beach clean!

Mark