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Old 02-24-2004, 08:49 AM   #1
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cuke ......new odd pic

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Very cool looking but I'm not so sure it's a cuke now. Does it crawl around or is it sessile?
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it moves at the rate of a snail. The spines on it are soft and can retract like coral would. It has a foot like a snail.
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Bizzare! I don't think it's a Cuke. Perhaps some type of Cowrie or Abalone???

Very interesting creature.
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Oh yeah, and it has what looks like a green tube coming out of its front end. Similar to the picture of the conch I posted earlier. You can see it in this one, but it kind of blends in with the background.

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Old 03-01-2004, 12:36 AM   #6
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this is what happens if i touch this thing with a stick. His skin splits apart and it's very shiny. Then the skin goes back together, but a split line is still a little visible.

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That confirms it. It's a Cowrie. Most are not reef safe but a few are. I would keep a very close eye on any Leather Corals you have.
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Old 03-01-2004, 12:27 PM   #8
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Although I could not find any definate info about them, it looks like a cypraea cernica.

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It can't be a cypraea cernica. Those are native to australia. This came from my Florida keys live rock.

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okay, i think i found it

Atlantic deer cowrie (Cypraea cervus)

http://www.fotosearch.com/CPH345/355000/

http://www.cowries.info/sale/cyp/93a.jpg

are cowry shells really worth a lot? It seems like there's a lot of pages selling these shells for $75+ 8O
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