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jordi_nz

Date

November 19, 2021 02:39 PM NZDT

Description

Abundant. Several individuals mating and laying eggs.

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What

New Zealand Green-lipped Mussel (Perna canaliculus)

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shaun-lee

Date

November 19, 2021 01:09 PM NZDT

Description

Restored mussel bed <24hrs old

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luca_dt

Date

October 27, 2021 01:15 PM NZDT

Description

Spotted floating in the water.

~2mm long

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What

Giant Shore Anemone (Oulactis magna)

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tangatawhenua

Date

August 11, 2018 03:56 PM NZST

Description

Never seen anything like this before.

In a sea cave in a rock pool that would be close to the high tide mark. The rock pool has water in. This area was dark and these were only spotted when shining a torch around the cave.

When the tide comes in it would pound in, with the water being turbulant as this is on the west coast where a calm day is meter high waves and anything lower is a rare event.

The closest these remind me of is a wandering sea anemone, but I don't think they wander into caves, climb up the walls and find a nice rock pool to rest in.

These three where the only ones seen. Photo taken with the torch shining on them

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What

Coconut Crab (Birgus latro)

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karinasorrell

Date

May 15, 2021 07:10 PM +07

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mefsnz

Date

November 11, 2021 12:57 PM UTC

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peter1579

Date

September 12, 2019 02:50 PM AEST

Description

Size approx 65mm, thin outer lip. ID difficult for me as an amateur. Second shell found metres from the first.

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What

Giant Hairy Triton Snail (Monoplex parthenopeus)

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dennisthediver

Date

October 4, 2021 12:22 PM -01

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What

Pink Tower Shell (Phenatoma rosea)

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shaun-lee

Date

November 9, 2021 12:45 PM NZDT

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Kina (Evechinus chloroticus)

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shaun-lee

Date

November 9, 2021 12:50 PM NZDT

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luca_dt

Date

November 5, 2021 07:40 AM NZDT

Description

~4cm long

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What

New Zealand Mudsnail (Potamopyrgus antipodarum)

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simonoosterman

Date

November 6, 2021 12:11 PM NZDT

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What

Genus Doto

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fiestykakapo

Date

November 6, 2021 01:51 PM NZDT

Description

Doto cf. pita. @predomalpha i went back and got some habitat shots.

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paddy18

Date

November 5, 2021 03:43 PM NZDT

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kurahapp

Date

July 4, 2021 12:26 PM HST

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rattyexplores

Date

October 6, 2021 11:41 AM AEST

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What

Sand Snail (Umbonium thomasi)

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pintail

Date

March 8, 2015

Description

Shindoori

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What

New Zealand Fur Seal (Arctocephalus forsteri)

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beaumasters

Date

February 12, 2018 12:54 PM HST

Description

Oaia Island provides shelter for the hardy Westcoast Fur Seals

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What

Green Snail (Rhinocochlis nasuta)

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danolsen

Date

May 10, 2018

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profmollusc

Date

October 16, 2021

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emr_auckland

Date

October 15, 2021 12:02 PM NZDT

Description

Haven't seen this nudibranch sp before.

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Leather Star (Dermasterias imbricata)

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leftcoaster

Date

September 28, 2021 10:38 PM PDT

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What

Leaf-veined Slugs (Family Athoracophoridae)

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saras

Date

April 12, 2016

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Flax Snail (Placostylus hongii)

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oscar_dove

Date

October 2021

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fiestykakapo

Date

October 8, 2021 02:41 PM NZDT

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glycymeris

Date

September 26, 2021 04:12 PM NZDT

Description

Lower intertidal, found under a rock sitting on encrusted sandstone platform.
Laying egg mass, and the embryos (?) are visible in the 5th photograph.

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Genus Doto

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fiestykakapo

Date

October 6, 2021 01:24 PM NZDT

Description

Eggs,

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What

Genus Doto

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fiestykakapo

Date

October 6, 2021 01:29 PM NZDT

Description

In hydriod, found after 1hr of searching in hydriods. 2-5mm

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Leaf-veined Slugs (Family Athoracophoridae)

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daveboyle

Date

September 20, 2021

Description

There's at least 3 species of leaf-vein slug in the bush of SW Chatham Island - this seems to be the commonest, & the prettiest, & I always find them resting on ferns during the day in damp weather

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What

Garden Snail (Cornu aspersum)

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sallyslak

Date

September 7, 2021

Description

My young friend Ethan Griffin found this beast in his garden and would love to get any insights on this warped snail. Photos by Ethan.

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What

Purple Ribbon Worm (Paranemertes peregrina)

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ewrunn1ng

Date

September 26, 2019 10:08 AM PDT

Description

Purple Ribbon worm observed in the process of swallowing a Nereid polychaete. Fourth photo shows the ribbon worm everting its proboscis and injecting the prey with a toxin.

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luca_dt

Date

September 14, 2021 02:29 PM NZST

Description

A very cool nudi I haven't seen before. Certainly seems to be adapted to live on that exact or similar sponge species as it blends in very well.

~0.7 cm long

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paulagonv

Date

August 6, 2016 12:39 PM -04

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What

Pacific Purple Sea Urchin (Strongylocentrotus purpuratus)

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muddygirl

Date

September 11, 2021 10:58 AM UTC

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What

Goat Island Babakina (Babakina caprinsulensis)

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jeanro

Date

September 11, 2021 03:45 PM +11

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What

Worm Snails (Family Vermetidae)

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luca_dt

Date

February 9, 2021 02:48 PM NZDT

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luca_dt

Date

April 10, 2021 08:43 AM NZST

Description

Any ideas?
~3mm long

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emily_r

Date

September 5, 2021 01:52 PM NZST

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raewyna

Date

December 7, 2018 01:41 PM NZDT

Description

There were lots of these eggs in the rock pools. I don't remember seeing any shells though.

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What

Common Sand Dollar (Echinarachnius parma)

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bgregoire

Date

September 20, 2020 01:40 PM UTC

Description

6.8m deep

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kljinsitka

Date

October 30, 2019 03:01 PM AKDT

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tonyjewell

Date

March 22, 2015 08:09 PM NZDT

Description

On a very low tide at night

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What

Giant Hairy Triton Snail (Monoplex parthenopeus)

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glycymeris

Date

April 27, 2021 10:27 PM NZST

Description

Lower intertidal, found on muddy platform with some isolated rocks, which was next to the mudstone platform and also the channel. I have succeed to remove the internal organs of this collected specimen using microwave oven.

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ben_travaglini

Date

June 29, 2021

Description

Dead collected. Found among wrack line.
Waratah Bay beach, south-west towards Walkerville, Waratah Bay. Victoria, Australia.
29/6/2021.

Remarkably rare tetramerous (four-way symmetrical) specimen, opposed to the usual pentamerous (five-way) symmetry.
ID confirmed by Ashley Miskelly.

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What

Giant Cannibal Snail (Natalina cafra ssp. cafra)

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bushboy

Date

December 5, 2016

Description

Suburban killing field


Gruesome business as the big Cannibal ^plays^ with hir dinner, tearing great chunks out of the back of the large slug, then effortlessly chasing it down for another bite as it attempts to flee.

See Slug prey: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/11255219

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predomalpha

Date

January 23, 2021 01:00 PM NZDT

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What

Garden Snail (Cornu aspersum)

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will5000

Date

May 18, 2016 07:28 PM NZST

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crajo964

Date

July 29, 2020 02:33 PM NZST

Description

Diving the Mount shipping channel, ~20m depth

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What

Variable Nudibranch (Aphelodoris luctuosa)

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crajo964

Date

July 29, 2020 02:33 PM NZST

Description

Diving the Mount shipping channel, ~20m depth

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What

Gastropods (Class Gastropoda)

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dave_holland

Date

August 16, 2021 04:45 PM NZST

Description

gastropod feeding sign??

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What

Leaf-veined Slugs (Family Athoracophoridae)

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dave_holland

Date

August 16, 2021 04:44 PM NZST

Description

what the bleeeep!? these tracks - feeding sign? went right up the tree and into the branches!

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clinton

Date

August 15, 2007 10:05 AM NZST

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What

Māori Octopus (Macroctopus maorum)

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shaun-lee

Date

March 22, 2019 12:00 PM NZDT

Description

Octopus digging out burrow in a restored mussel bed

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matthew_connors

Date

June 14, 2018 03:01 PM AEST

Description

I cannot BELIEVE I actually found a name for this crazy little bivalve.
My reaction upon seeing it was definitely this:

I started out with looking at local iNat sightings but of course that didn't help because there isn't a single sighting of this thing. So off to ALA I went trawling through families, and I'm so very glad I stopped to look closer at the holotype photo. Going by this link it would seem that Maoricardium is a usual host for Ciboticola, although that link (?mis)identifies it as Anadara pilula. The link above pretty clearly shows a dead bivalve, and I can't find any other images of it beyond one or two specimens, so perhaps this is the first live specimen.
Host here

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Bluff Oyster (Ostrea chilensis)

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lloyd_esler

Date

October 27, 2008 08:44 AM NZDT

Description

stockpile for the grit factory

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No photos or sounds

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bylsand

Date

January 7, 2018 02:57 PM +13

Description

Identification and description courtesy of Frank Climo, from samples collected in the area.

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No photos or sounds

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bylsand

Date

January 7, 2018 02:50 PM +13

Description

Identification and description courtesy of Frank Climo, from samples collected in the area.

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No photos or sounds

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bylsand

Date

January 7, 2018 02:41 PM +13

Description

Identification and description courtesy of Frank Climo, from samples collected in the area.

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No photos or sounds

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bylsand

Date

January 7, 2018 02:40 PM +13

Description

Identification and description courtesy of Frank Climo, from samples collected in the area.

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No photos or sounds

What

Spiked Awlsnail (Allopeas clavulinum)

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nzb

Date

March 10, 2017 03:29 PM NZDT

Description

The Spiked Awl Snail is a vector for parasitic helminthes such as the rat lung worm Angiostrongylus cantonensis. After it has been once detected in Auckland in 2014 there has been a sighting three years later.

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aeterno

Date

January 15, 2019 12:29 AM NZDT

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What

Leaf-veined Slugs (Family Athoracophoridae)

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zoology

Date

December 21, 2018 06:27 PM +13

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ecoman

Date

September 28, 2018 11:35 PM NZST

Description

Leaf vein slug has distinctive pigmentation in 'veins'

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angelasimpson

Date

November 19, 2015

Description

found on tree at Omahu bush

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grahame

Date

August 16, 2014

Description

Found lurking on the outside of a Kanuka pot prior to planting.
Image #2 shows the breathing hole, looking at the pics it seams to open and shut.

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mike68lusk

Date

August 13, 2014

Description

under log

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dwilson

Date

July 6, 2014

Description

Several of these were on damp foliage in the early evening. This was the biggest individual found (c.25mm long).

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land_and_sea

Date

February 7, 2017 09:24 PM NZDT

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grahame

Date

April 20, 2017

Description

These were quite easy to find in the Cabbage tree leaf bases.
Not usually the case.

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jacqui-nz

Date

May 18, 2017 02:33 PM NZST

Description

Abundant in a man-made marshy swale and drain in the native planting beside the walkway. The larger snail in the water images approached a smaller snail and climbed on top. Guessing they were copulating?

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stuart60

Date

October 22, 2017

Description

THINK ITS A PSEUDANEITEU species but have found one like it so wondering if its a new species

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saras

Date

March 12, 2017

Description

Native snail munching on a cicada

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Wellington Nudibranch (Doris wellingtonensis)

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luca_dt

Date

August 11, 2021 11:26 AM NZST

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New Zealand Moonsnail (Tanea zelandica)

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sarahmilicich

Date

August 11, 2021 08:00 PM NZST

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Nana (Zostera muelleri ssp. novozelandica)

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marleyii

Date

July 24, 2020 10:56 AM NZST

Description

Large patch seen behind mangroves.

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What

Collector Urchin (Tripneustes gratilla)

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benjansss

Date

January 27, 2021 01:10 PM NZDT

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possumsend

Date

March 27, 2017 10:53 AM NZDT

Description

On garden furniture after rain.

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alice_shanks

Date

May 12, 2014

Description

these blend in with the white mudstone rocks

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What

Draparnaud's Glass Snail (Oxychilus draparnaudi)

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buggirl13

Date

December 19, 2018 01:48 PM NZDT

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Razor Mussel (Solemya parkinsonii)

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mesoplodon

Date

August 7, 2021 03:01 PM NZST

Description

First time seeing this species. I’d like to know the best method of preserving the periostracum.

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jacqui-nz

Date

November 5, 2017 04:16 PM NZDT

Description

Huge area growing under a large rock exposed at low tide.

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debaston

Date

October 14, 2011 08:56 PM AEST

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What

Turret Shell (Maoricolpus roseus)

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lloyd_esler

Date

July 31, 2021 04:10 AM NZST

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What

Small Cannibal Snail (Nata vernicosa)

Observer

colin25

Date

March 1, 2019 06:51 AM SAST

Place

Bergville (Google, OSM)

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fiestykakapo

Date

July 20, 2021 09:50 AM NZST

Description

Really beautiful flatworm. Under a rock.
@stephen_thorpe @clinton @predomalpha Any ideas on this beauty?

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What

New Zealand Cockle (Austrovenus stutchburyi)

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jennysaito

Date

January 17, 2021 09:09 AM +13

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fiestykakapo

Date

July 19, 2021 09:45 AM NZST

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tony_wills

Date

September 13, 2018 11:00 PM NZST

Description

Same individual as /observations/16441282

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susanprior

Date

May 10, 2021 02:40 PM UTC

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fiestykakapo

Date

June 26, 2021 01:56 PM NZST

Description

Not in association with codium, see last photo.

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underwaterpat

Date

October 7, 2020 06:05 PM PDT

Description

Ribbon worm eating a bay goby

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Discors Trough Shell (Spisula discors)

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raewyna

Date

June 4, 2021 12:31 PM NZST

Description

A number of shellfish, including this one, were all alive in a group where they appear to to have been trapped in a hollow in the rocks (shown in the third photo). These are rocks that don't usually have any shells but this time there was a significant little community (after an easterly storm). There was a small amount of residual water at low tide and as far as I could see all occupants were alive. Some had crawled up onto the rock where it was dry, but most had stayed in the wet area. I moved a couple to a shallow uncluttered pool to get some photos, then put them back. They were all gone the next time I visited about 4 days later.

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Florida Fighting Conch (Strombus alatus)

Observer

susanhewitt

Date

December 12, 2011

Description

During a big minus tide, this long sandbar was exposed, with over a hundred alive adult Strombus alatus on it. When the tide recedes this much, they actually dig their way up out of the sand and prop themselves up as if they are enjoying the fresh air!

It seems risky to me, considering there are gulls and presumably raccoons and so on that might view them as a tasty meal.

And there were no juveniles at all that I could see, unless they remained hidden in the sand.

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pliffgrieff

Date

December 9, 2010

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jeanro

Date

May 22, 2021 10:01 PM +11

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brendandoogan

Date

May 20, 2021 07:57 AM NZST

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tam_topes

Date

July 8, 2013 03:25 PM NZST

Description

Mostly the commonly known "5 finger" burgundy coloured starfish can be seen here along with the underside of a larger species of starfish. This was amongst the contents of dredged oysters.

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glycymeris

Date

June 14, 2020 03:55 PM NZST

Description

Washed up on a small beach between rocks. Most of they were broken.

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lcolmer

Date

February 28, 2021 10:47 AM NZDT

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What

Knobbed Triton Snail (Charonia lampas)

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kelvinperrie

Date

December 28, 2018 09:52 AM +13