What is all over my LiveRock? (UPDATE)

Discussion in 'ID This!' started by netspawn, Jun 30, 2011.

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  1. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    I gotta say that is an excellent guess and idea Ron P.

    Lagena, Foraminifera

    Still searching but foramin had not even occurred to me, even after I saw the last images.
     
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  3. m2434

    m2434 Giant Squid

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  4. m2434

    m2434 Giant Squid

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    BTW, my second guess would be some sort of egg. However, I have no idea what.
     
  5. Ron P

    Ron P Astrea Snail

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    Just because it's spongy like doesn't necessarily rule out forams. Here's a snippet from the WetWebMedia site:

    The specific page can be found here:
    MarProtozFAQs

    Whether it is a foraminiferan or not I don't know but I think it might still be.
     
  6. m2434

    m2434 Giant Squid

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    Cheryl pointed out the tail like structure. I agree if it's part of it, and not just some attached algae or something, then it probably isn't a sponge.

    Edit: I guess I can't link the picture, but there is a picture of a Homotrema rubrum foram from the article I posted, I believe the rhizopodia are what give it a spongy appearance.
     
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  7. Ron P

    Ron P Astrea Snail

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    Yeah I don't think it's HR either. Sorry if I confused you. I just used that clip to suggest that as an example not really to suggest HR was what these things are.
     
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  9. m2434

    m2434 Giant Squid

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    Also, from netspawn

    "They do not feel like they have any type of shell at all." and " it almost looked like it would "squish" then go back to full size"

    Also, note the picture below from netspawn from page 4. still not sure... but something along the lines of sponge or turnicate seems more likely based on this.

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  10. Ron P

    Ron P Astrea Snail

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    Yeah we already saw that picture. It's possible but I've never seen a pic of a sponge with spikey crests on it.

    you've got the right idea though. reposting pics from earlier in the thread isn't all that useful. Use your gogo gadget google skills and pull info from outside of the thread to support what you're saying.
     
  11. m2434

    m2434 Giant Squid

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    Then why did no one mention tunicates?

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    You can speak for yourself, it may not be useful to you.... Here is a modified version of one of netspawns pics. I'll also post something for the web for you though.

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    and from the web

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    Image taken from:
    Boltenia villosa
     
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    m2434 Giant Squid

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    2 more of netspawns pics:
     

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