Discussion in 'ID This!' started by Puffer Chick, Jun 8, 2010.
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looks like a zoa eating scallop to me! lol
haha lets hope its not a zoa eater! lol
Not done yet, but here's the closest I have found. This photo(below) is a soft-shelled clam.
Notice the symmetry from one side to the other. The lines, being somewhat parallel to the hinge, following the shape of the opening. Part of the foot can be seen on the right.
the shape does look similar to that, ive had a couple of those hitchhiking clams before, i wonder why the shell is pink unless its not fully developed into whatever it is
Yeah, I haven't found much info on coloration. The image above was a general pic. What was the origin of the rock you found it in/near/by? I know you said it was in the zoas..
I found this while searching red pigment in soft-shelled clams. "...one phytoplankton genus may be the source of this red pigment. The red pigment is concentrated in a digestive gland of soft shelled clams..." That was on the Google search results page as this website's info beneath its name. Unfortuanetlt, when I clicked on the site, it didn't have info on the site.
my rocks are fji, i did add some of my flordia base rock from my 20 over to the 46 not to long ago.
ohh very interesting, do they normally have feeder tenticles, i know the two clams that i had before did not
I'm workin' on it. lol. The coloration could also possibly come from coraline algae, but more likely it is from the phytoplankton. I'm off to bed for tonight. I'll finish this up tomorrow.
haha ok, thanks for trying to figure it out
i think i found it. maybe not but close?
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