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Old 01-03-2004, 07:39 PM   #1
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Strange creature

Looking at my sun coral I found a strange creature. It's mostly inside what looks like a wormcast on the sun coral, emerging a little to feed I think. I can only see about 2 to 3mm of it, about 4 to 5 tenticles, purple in color with lighter tips, like a little squid. It seems to give of a sticky substance that catches particals floating by. It then draws this into what I presume is its mouth. It also has two tiny ring markings on it. I cant get my camera to focus on it. if any fish gets near it retreats into its tube. Any ideas
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Old 01-03-2004, 08:33 PM   #2
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Vermetid snail possibly.
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Old 01-03-2004, 08:37 PM   #3
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-Strangest thing Ive seen.....I keep thinking about the little shop of horrors movie and I'm gonna go into my livingroom to be greeted by this monster.
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Doing a search of what you named my creature comes up with a wonderful insight into Vermetid snails and I think you are correct....going to read some more, Cheers
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2 to 3mm of it, about 4 to 5 tenticles, purple in color with lighter tips, like a little squid. It seems to give of a sticky substance that catches particals floating by.
Didn't happen to look similar to this did it?



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Sorry steve......don't look like that. It's very small? mm in size.
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Old 01-04-2004, 10:35 AM   #7
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There are some pics of Vermetids about 2/3 of the way down our >>Hitchhikers and other Oddities<< page. Also a couple links there for more info. on them.

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