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#363426 Does anyone know what type of critter this might be?

Posted by ryann1k2j on 20 July 2015 - 02:10 PM

This be thee beastie. Breakwater, night.

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#352144 Worm From Monterey

Posted by ryann1k2j on 30 August 2014 - 08:57 PM

Couldn't find it in my Intertidal Invertebrates of California. Looks like a Bobbit worm, but these are not tropical climes.

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#333798 Unknown Fishes @ Point Lobos (NorCal)

Posted by ryann1k2j on 02 July 2013 - 06:17 PM

Top guy, the cute one,  is a stripefin ronquil (Rathbunella alleni)*, not uncommon, but rarely seen. Nice shot.

Middle of the totem pole is the broad-headed coralline sculpin (Artedius corallinus), fairly common, especially at the Breakwater.

Bottom guy is indeed corynactus, one of the brighter colors around central California.

If you likes them critters, Daniel Gotshall's "Pacific Coast Inshore Fishes" is an excellent go-to book.


*Spell check is underlining "ronquil". Makes me think less of it.