Resolved funny looking snail

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  1. swreefer

    swreefer Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    What is it?

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  3. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    Is it a Stomatella?
     
  4. swreefer

    swreefer Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    It does look like when i touch it and it suck all that bristles in. I had a stomatella before, but didn't see all that fussy stuff before. may be a some kind of different sp.?
     
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    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Mine have ruffles too.
     
  6. chealy

    chealy Spaghetti Worm

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    Looks like a stomatella.

    Cool pic btw!
     
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    swreefer Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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  9. Kevin_E

    Kevin_E Giant Squid

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    I'm seeing something that looks more like a nassarius snail.
     
  10. pagojoe

    pagojoe Corkscrew Tentacle Anemone

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    Nope, it's either a cowry or an ovulid. I can almost see the pattern of the shell through the mantle. If it's a cowry, it's not going to be a problem. If it's an ovulid, it will feed on soft corals. If you can touch the mantle and make it withdraw so that the shell is visible, then take a pic, it will be easy to identify.

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  11. swreefer

    swreefer Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    pagojoe Corkscrew Tentacle Anemone

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    It's a cool snail, and the first of this species that I've seen as a hitchhiker. It's a subadult Cypraea (Naria) poraria. It probably won't eat anything objectionable, although they are often found among live corals (like, Pocillopora). It's not one of the related ovulids that feed on soft corals.

    When it grows up, it will develop spots and look like this:

    Naria poraria

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