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Re: Mad About Molluscs

PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2011 8:09 pm
by aquakiwi
Keep them comming Ali.

Re: Mad About Molluscs

PostPosted: Sun Oct 16, 2011 8:05 pm
by justsimon
So this would be Trinchesia then, excellent description between the genera Ali.

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Re: Mad About Molluscs

PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2011 12:07 pm
by Ali Perkins
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

PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2012 2:31 am
by Ali Perkins
A contribution from Mexico:

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Re: Mad About Molluscs

PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2012 5:15 am
by DiveDiva
Ali Perkins wrote:A contribution from Mexico:

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That is stunning. Do you know what it's called?

Re: Mad About Molluscs

PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2012 7:03 am
by Ali Perkins
Not a clue! But fairly common around Isla Lobos in the Gulf of Mexico.

Re: Mad About Molluscs

PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2012 10:30 am
by binklebonk
That's yer um long tailed giraffe slug?

Re: Mad About Molluscs

PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2012 10:58 am
by Ali Perkins
It's not a slug for starters... :D

Re: Mad About Molluscs

PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2012 12:12 pm
by binklebonk
True, a slug of that type would be more suitable as hors d'oeuvres....

Re: Mad About Molluscs

PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2012 2:56 pm
by ChuckyBob
Fingerprint cyphoma???

Nice shot Ali.

Re: Mad About Molluscs

PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 3:07 pm
by PaulC
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

Paul

Re: Mad About Molluscs

PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 11:29 pm
by divepirate
Awesome pics.

I am always happy to see some molluscs..

;-)

Re: Mad About Molluscs

PostPosted: Sat Jun 08, 2013 1:03 am
by Ali Perkins
Wicked Paul!