Urgent Snail ID..Pgoe? help :)

Discussion in 'ID This!' started by GSUBiology, Jul 22, 2013.

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  1. GSUBiology

    GSUBiology Feather Duster

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    I found this little bugger in the tank today. I don't remember buying it... So it must have gotten there somehow...

    Can someone please help ID it?
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  3. 2in10

    2in10 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Looks to be a Stomatella. Great photos.
     
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  4. chris adams

    chris adams Purple Tang

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    looks to be stomatella snail
     
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  5. chris adams

    chris adams Purple Tang

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    2in10 beat me to punch
     
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    GSUBiology Feather Duster

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    chris adams Purple Tang

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  9. pagojoe

    pagojoe Corkscrew Tentacle Anemone

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    Yup, Stomatella varia. They have the ability to autotomize the back half of the foot to escape predators, but yours apparently hasn't been threatened recently (notice the really long trailing part of the foot).

    Cheers,



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  10. Swisswiss

    Swisswiss Caribbean Reef Squid

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    wow crazy, i would say stomatella as well though i had no idea they came with yellow mantels. totally harmless and is in fact a good part of a cuc
     
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    Pagojoe, what is it you do for a living?
     
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    pagojoe Corkscrew Tentacle Anemone

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    Would-be eccentric millionaire lol