Resolved Not skeered, just curious. lol

Discussion in 'ID This!' started by Mr. Bill, Jan 27, 2013.

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  1. Mr. Bill

    Mr. Bill Native Floridian

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    I've been watching this thing for several weeks, now. FWIW, last addition to the tank was nearly a year ago. It's quite small (my pic actually shows details not visible with the naked eye); it perches on a rock low in the tank in the light, arching itself so it kinda resembles a limpet, but it usually stays in one spot for hours or sometimes even days. When it does move, it flattens out leaving a small bump in the middle, looking like a small mushroom with it's mouth puckered. It does seem to glide, like either a snail or sea star, but I'm not sure what's on the bottom. Since i first spotted it, it has never left that one rock, and has three favorite perches. Any clues?

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    BTW, if you right-click on the photo and select "view image", you'll get a larger pic.

    Thank you.
     
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  3. rgoedhart

    rgoedhart Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    looks like a limpet to me..
     
  4. Swisswiss

    Swisswiss Caribbean Reef Squid

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    its clearly of extraterrestrial nature, nah really at first glance i would have said some sort of limpet as well but even they move a little more. how does it act at night?
     
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  5. Mr. Bill

    Mr. Bill Native Floridian

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    lol

    Thank you.

    That's just it-- it sits and sits and sits. lol. It never moves at night, and rarely during the day, and when it does move, it goes back to another of it's three favorite spots in the light.
     
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    2in10 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I think you have a limpet there or something similar.
     
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  9. Mr. Bill

    Mr. Bill Native Floridian

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    Thank you John, but aren't limpet shells rigid? Just snapped another pic; you can see how it changes shape.

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    2in10 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Not sure on the shells but the shape says limpet. Very cool that it changes shape.
     
  12. Mr. Bill

    Mr. Bill Native Floridian

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    Look at the feathery appendages-- No limpet I've ever seen had those.

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