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Maratua critters ID help

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Hi friends,

Need your help to identify the critters in the two attached images.

 

The mollusc (??) burying itself in the sand is ~2cm; there were many of these spread out around the sandy bottom at the house reef on a night dive.

 

The tiny orange critters on the sponge are no more than 1mm each; they look like baby shrimp/crabs just emerging out of eggs??

 

Any help appreciated!

Ajay

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The first image is an Echinoderm of some sort, maybe an urchin, the second maybe an isopod.

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Hi,
number one is a kind of sea urchin, maybe Maretia planulata.

The second shows Commensial Sponge Isopods Santia Sp.

Regards,
Wolfgang

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