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Teensy mollusc

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I apologize in advance for the poor quality. While editing a photo, I noticed what appear to be snails, bubble shells, or nudibranchs. They are small, and I was shooting a 60mm lens for a change, so the resolution is crummy. I am just curious to see if anyone recognizes these critters with the characteristic blue spots. This was taken in the northern Sea of Cortez.

 

Cheers,

Marli

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The tail suggests Haminoeid species.

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Thanks, Brian. That's what I thought, but there are no resources on this area. I wish that I'd noticed them when I was taking the photo, so I could have taken a better shot.

 

Cheers,

Marli

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Nope, that's a true snail, familyCystiscidae, possibly genus Granulina or Gibberula. I get a lot of those in rubble samples and the colors are often stunning.

 

http://www.shellcana...ystiscidae.html

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