Mad About Molluscs

Tell or show us what marine life fascinates you underwater and why. What's your favourite marine critter?

Re: Mad About Molluscs

Postby aquakiwi » Wed Oct 05, 2011 8:09 pm

Keep them comming Ali.
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Re: Mad About Molluscs

Postby justsimon » Sun Oct 16, 2011 8:05 pm

So this would be Trinchesia then, excellent description between the genera Ali.

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Re: Mad About Molluscs

Postby Ali Perkins » Tue Nov 22, 2011 12:07 pm

It would seem that I now live in Mexico, so unfortunately I will not be diving in New Zealand in the near future. But here are some lovely molluscs from the archives. These were all spotted on the walls outside Rikoriko Cave or Northern Arch at the Poor Knights Islands at the beginning of September 2011.

Flabellina albomarginata
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Tularia bractea
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Tambja verconis
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Re: Mad About Molluscs

Postby Ali Perkins » Mon Sep 10, 2012 2:31 am

A contribution from Mexico:

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Re: Mad About Molluscs

Postby DiveDiva » Mon Sep 10, 2012 5:15 am

Ali Perkins wrote:A contribution from Mexico:

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That is stunning. Do you know what it's called?
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Re: Mad About Molluscs

Postby Ali Perkins » Mon Sep 10, 2012 7:03 am

Not a clue! But fairly common around Isla Lobos in the Gulf of Mexico.
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Re: Mad About Molluscs

Postby binklebonk » Mon Sep 10, 2012 10:30 am

That's yer um long tailed giraffe slug?
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Re: Mad About Molluscs

Postby Ali Perkins » Mon Sep 10, 2012 10:58 am

It's not a slug for starters... :D
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Re: Mad About Molluscs

Postby binklebonk » Mon Sep 10, 2012 12:12 pm

True, a slug of that type would be more suitable as hors d'oeuvres....
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Re: Mad About Molluscs

Postby ChuckyBob » Mon Sep 10, 2012 2:56 pm

Fingerprint cyphoma???

Nice shot Ali.
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Re: Mad About Molluscs

Postby PaulC » Fri Jun 07, 2013 3:07 pm

Hi guys,

I thought I would dig up this thread, as I have enjoyed looking back on it.

I found the first one of these imperial nudibranchs (Placomorpherus imperialis) last year at the Alderman's, and after looking it up, found out that the red globules behind the gills luminesce when disturbed. Well, I came across one for the second time on the weekend, and I had to turn off my lights and give it a tiny (but gentle) prod. Sure enough, two blinking blue lights! Fabulous.

Molluscs are somewhat addictive...although not quite as much as fish! :)

Cheers

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Re: Mad About Molluscs

Postby divepirate » Fri Jun 07, 2013 11:29 pm

Awesome pics.

I am always happy to see some molluscs..

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Re: Mad About Molluscs

Postby Ali Perkins » Sat Jun 08, 2013 1:03 am

Wicked Paul!
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