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Old 04-25-2007, 01:12 AM   #1
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Gastropod???



I found this critter on a rock and then roaming around on one of my button polyp corals. I took him out for this photo and dumped him back since he looked harmless. I figure he's some sort of Gastropod like a limpet, but his shell is a little small. He's more like a slug with a hat.

I have more photos at www.weirdthingsinmytank.blogspot.com which has a larger version of the above photo.
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Your photo isn't working for me but it sounds like a stometella varia. If it is, your right to put it back. It is a harmless film algae grazer.
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Fixed your image link and it is a stomatella varia which is a harmless algae grazer.

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And a great pic at that.

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You should checkout their site, tons of great photos like the Scooter Blenny below (photo is link to site also)

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Fixed your image link and it is a stomatella varia which is a harmless algae grazer.

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Thanks for the I.D. It's hard to Google something like "slug like thing with shell" and come up with any useful information. Also thanks for fixing the picture link.
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Fluff had nailed it even without the photo Hope you stick around, enjoyed your site very much. What kind of camera are you using?
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I agree, very nice site. I favorited it.
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Fluff had nailed it even without the photo Hope you stick around, enjoyed your site very much. What kind of camera are you using?
My wife uses a Nikon D70 Digital camera with a 100mm macro and Nikon Speed light Flash.

I'm using a Sony Alpha 100 DSLR with 50mm Macro Lens and Norman off camera strobe over the top of the tank.

For the Microscopic shots I have a Sony DSC-W90 "point and shoot camera, A 1OOX Microscope, a 3/4 PVC pipe coupling, and duct tape to mate the two together (swear to God it works)
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