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Old 04-20-2004, 02:51 PM   #1
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Yet another "what's this"?

I hate to be a bother but I can't figure oput what this thing is.



almost center, right of the picture, just to the left of the snail, there is this little "volcano" looking thing. At first I thought it was just some stuff on my lr but now it's mobile. It moves all over the rock. Anyone got any ideas?

BTW I have 3 or 4 that I have found so I need to make sure they are wanted.
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Old 04-20-2004, 03:13 PM   #2
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It's a limpet of some kind. Does the very top of the shell (the tip of the volcano) have a hole in it? I can't tell from the pic.

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Not sure if it has a hole in it or not. Mine's not as big as the one you pictured. A little smaller than a dime.
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Irregardless of size, if it has a hole in the top of the shell, it is most likely a keyhold limpet. If that is the case, I would recommend removal... as they have been known to sometimes feed on the flesh of corals.

Most limpets, however, are harmless herbivores... so just keep an eye on them.
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I'll try and get one out and get a better picture. If it's a bad critter I want it gone. 8O
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Old 04-20-2004, 07:22 PM   #6
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In this picture even though it's blurry, you can see his "feelers" The thing acts like a snail.

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I just noticed one of these on my LR that appears to be eating a sea squirt. Maybe I should get him out of there.
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