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Observer

lloyd_esler

Date

August 25, 2009 12:00 PM NZST
Variolipallium cerebroides - Photo (c) Lloyd Esler, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Lloyd Esler
wmblom's ID: Variolipallium cerebroides, a member of Trivia, Erato and Allies (Superfamily Velutinoidea)
Added on February 4, 2023
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Added as part of a taxon swap

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Typical Stubwitchers (Genus Joeropsis)

Observer

richardlitt

Date

November 8, 2022 02:30 PM NZDT
Typical Stubwitchers - Photo no rights reserved, uploaded by Jesse Rorabaugh
wmblom's ID: Typical Stubwitchers (Genus Joeropsis)
Added on November 9, 2022
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Observer

luca_dt

Date

June 8, 2022 03:49 PM NZST

Description

Tiny thing under a rock. my best guess would be Wormpod?

~3mm long
Shallow subtidal

Janiridae - Photo (c) smithsonian_marinegeo, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA), uploaded by smithsonian_marinegeo
wmblom's ID: Family Janiridae, a member of Witchers (Superfamily Janiroidea)
Added on June 12, 2022
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Maori Peanut Worm (Sipunculus mundanus)

Observer

simonf7532

Date

May 20, 2022 10:49 AM NZST

Description

under a hole in the sand, didn't realize it was still half buried until too late.

Sipunculus - Photo (c) Dennis Rabeling, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND), uploaded by Dennis Rabeling
wmblom's ID: Genus Sipunculus, a member of Peanut Worms (Order Sipuncula)
Added on May 22, 2022
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Metallic Isopod (Idotea metallica)

Observer

luca_dt

Date

May 12, 2022 02:37 PM NZST

Description

In plankton swimming around

~3mm long

Edit: He's been in my aquarium and He's growing! now ~5mm long. (26/05/22)

Edit 2: Saw him molt!

Edit 3: ~1cm long (5/06/22)

Edit 4: Molted (12/06/22) ~1.3cm

Edit 5: Molted (16/07/22) ~2cm

It died :( (18/08/22) ~2.5cm

Behaviours:
It can see my hand with the food before it enters the water and will react by reaching out for it.
It can rapidly swim and will catch food particles while swimming.

Common Valvetails - Photo (c) jim-anderson, all rights reserved, uploaded by jim-anderson
wmblom's ID: Common Valvetails (Family Idoteidae)
Added on May 16, 2022
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Opossum Shrimps (Order Mysida)

Observer

fiestykakapo

Date

November 6, 2021 02:15 PM NZDT
Opossum Shrimps - Photo (c) NTNU, Faculty of Natural Sciences, some rights reserved (CC BY)
wmblom's ID: Opossum Shrimps (Order Mysida)
Added on February 1, 2022
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Penaeid Prawns (Family Penaeidae)

Observer

patuharakeke

Date

August 19, 2021 09:48 AM NZST
Penaeid Prawns - Photo (c) Benji Beluga, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Benji Beluga
wmblom's ID: Penaeid Prawns (Family Penaeidae)
Added on August 31, 2021
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Giant Rock Barnacle (Austromegabalanus nigrescens)

Observer

lisa_bennett

Date

July 6, 2021 09:35 PM NZST
Giant Rock Barnacle - Photo (c) Simon Grove, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Simon Grove
wmblom's ID: Giant Rock Barnacle (Austromegabalanus nigrescens)
Added on July 12, 2021
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Symmetrical Sessile Barnacles (Order Balanomorpha)

Observer

dave_holland

Date

December 16, 2020 01:43 PM NZDT
Chthamalid Barnacles - Photo (c) Jennifer Rycenga, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Jennifer Rycenga
wmblom's ID: Chthamalid Barnacles (Family Chthamalidae)
Added on December 23, 2020
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European Freshwater Leech (Helobdella europaea)

Observer

farside

Date

December 14, 2020 04:36 PM NZDT

Description

This species looks like Helobdella europaea as shown on the NIWA website.

Freshwater Jawless Leeches - Photo (c) Valter Jacinto, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
wmblom's ID: Freshwater Jawless Leeches (Family Glossiphoniidae)
Added on December 15, 2020
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Burrowing Sea Cucumber (Taeniogyrus dunedinensis)

Observer

simonf7532

Date

November 4, 2014 09:53 AM NZDT
Burrowing Sea Cucumber - Photo (c) highlands, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by highlands
wmblom's ID: Burrowing Sea Cucumber (Taeniogyrus dunedinensis)
Added on December 3, 2020
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Observer

stephen_thorpe

Date

October 10, 2020

Description

Manukau Harbour seashore at Blockhouse Bay, Auckland. Partly buried in mud under an upper intertidal rock.

Burrowing Sea Cucumber - Photo (c) highlands, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by highlands
wmblom's ID: Burrowing Sea Cucumber (Taeniogyrus dunedinensis)
Added on October 11, 2020
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Opossum Shrimps (Order Mysida)

Observer

lcolmer

Date

September 24, 2020 09:31 AM NZST

Description

There were heaps of these tiny things buzzing around. Could only just see them with a naked eye. Photo is taken on macro lens and zoomed in so not great quality. Thought they were shrimp initially but after viewing they look like some other crustacean - isopod maybe?

Opossum Shrimps - Photo (c) NTNU, Faculty of Natural Sciences, some rights reserved (CC BY)
wmblom's ID: Opossum Shrimps (Order Mysida)
Added on September 27, 2020
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Opossum Shrimps (Order Mysida)

Observer

anhsmith

Date

September 19, 2020 02:39 PM NZST
Opossum Shrimps - Photo (c) NTNU, Faculty of Natural Sciences, some rights reserved (CC BY)
wmblom's ID: Opossum Shrimps (Order Mysida)
Added on September 22, 2020
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Observer

kelvinperrie

Date

April 7, 2020 04:13 PM NZST

Description

Under a rock in the intertidal zone; lots of them around. Worms?

Themiste minor - Photo (c) Saryu Mae, some rights reserved (CC BY), uploaded by Saryu Mae
wmblom's ID: Themiste minor, a member of Peanut Worms (Order Sipuncula)
Added on August 25, 2020
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Kina (Evechinus chloroticus)

Observer

predomalpha

Date

July 25, 2020 04:56 AM NZST
Kina - Photo (c) tangatawhenua, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by tangatawhenua
wmblom's ID: Kina (Evechinus chloroticus)
Added on August 6, 2020
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Observer

clinton

Date

October 29, 2016 04:47 PM NZDT

Description

collected by beam trawl, TAN1612 Kermadec Ridge Expedition

Inachidae - Photo (c) Mariano Rodriguez, all rights reserved, uploaded by Mariano Rodriguez
wmblom's ID: Family Inachidae, a member of Spider Crabs and Decorator Crabs (Superfamily Majoidea)
Added on July 8, 2020
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Observer

danilo_hegg

Date

October 12, 2019 12:36 AM NZDT
Column Barnacles - Photo (c) tangatawhenua, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by tangatawhenua
wmblom's ID: Column Barnacles (Chamaesipho columna)
Added on July 7, 2020
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Snakeskin Chiton (Sypharochiton pelliserpentis)

Observer

lcolmer

Date

June 16, 2020 10:39 AM NZST
Sypharochiton sinclairi - Photo (c) Kelvin Perrie, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Kelvin Perrie
wmblom's ID: Sypharochiton sinclairi, a member of Neoloricate Chitons (Subclass Neoloricata)
Added on June 23, 2020
Maverick

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Column Barnacles (Chamaesipho columna)

Observer

john_barkla

Date

June 14, 2020 01:35 PM NZST

Description

Locally common on tidal rocks

Column Barnacles - Photo (c) tangatawhenua, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by tangatawhenua
wmblom's ID: Column Barnacles (Chamaesipho columna)
Added on June 15, 2020
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Observer

kelvinperrie

Date

April 10, 2020 06:13 PM NZST

Description

I think. It visually matches some existing observations.

Alpheus socialis - Photo (c) Kelvin Perrie, some rights reserved (CC BY), uploaded by Kelvin Perrie
wmblom's ID: Alpheus socialis, a member of Snapping Shrimps (Family Alpheidae)
Added on June 9, 2020
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Purple Rock Crab (Leptograpsus variegatus)

Observer

brooketheobald

Date

May 26, 2020 08:46 PM NZST

Description

Scientific name: Pachygrapsus crassipes
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Decapoda
Infraorder: Brachyura
Family: Grapsidae
Genus: Pachygrapsus
Species: P. crassipes

Found at pilot bay at midtide during the afternoon.

Method 5 - Sandy flat observations

Purple Rock Crab - Photo (c) williamdomenge9, all rights reserved, uploaded by williamdomenge9
wmblom's ID: Purple Rock Crab (Leptograpsus variegatus)
Added on May 27, 2020
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Gastropods (Class Gastropoda)

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

October 27, 2017 10:35 AM NZDT

Description

These creatures were abundant in the rock pools, or higher up on the rock face near the rock pools.

Siphonaria australis - Photo (c) memopob, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by memopob
wmblom's ID: Siphonaria australis, a member of False Limpets (Family Siphonariidae)
Added on May 6, 2020
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Observer

liamclaytonmedia

Date

November 24, 2019 11:50 AM +13

Description

Quality is bad as screenshots from Snapchat video. Weird slug worm thing. From memory I think it changed colour and changes in size.

Chiridota gigas - Photo (c) Simon Grove, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Simon Grove
wmblom's ID: Chiridota gigas, a member of Apodids (Order Apodida)
Added on March 4, 2020
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Murex Snails (Family Muricidae)

Observer

kelvinperrie

Date

February 12, 2020 07:22 PM NZDT

Description

some sort of eggs? intertidal zone. maybe similar to https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/15964504

Murex Snails - Photo (c) budak, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by budak
wmblom's ID: Murex Snails (Family Muricidae)
Added on February 13, 2020
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European Freshwater Leech (Helobdella europaea)

Observer

crispychipp

Date

February 6, 2020 05:24 PM +13

Description

Freshwater worm x20mag.
Maybe PROBOSCIS WORM ( NEMERTEA : NEMERTEA )?

European Freshwater Leech - Photo (c) Jonathan Breytenbach, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Jonathan Breytenbach
wmblom's ID: European Freshwater Leech (Helobdella europaea)
Added on February 10, 2020
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Observer

alanad

Date

January 14, 2020

Description

Little pink burrowing sea cucumber. Photo by Fiona Miller

Chiridota gigas - Photo (c) Simon Grove, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Simon Grove
wmblom's ID: Chiridota gigas, a member of Apodids (Order Apodida)
Added on February 3, 2020
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Northern Mantis Shrimp (Pariliacantha georgeorum)

Observer

wolverinejesus

Date

January 16, 2020 06:30 PM +13

Description

Would love to know what this is

Northern Mantis Shrimp - Photo (c) Carmen Romano L, all rights reserved, uploaded by Carmen Romano L
wmblom's ID: Northern Mantis Shrimp (Pariliacantha georgeorum)
Added on January 19, 2020
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Observer

corokid

Date

December 28, 2019 01:30 PM +13

Description

Amongst rocks shoreline Tuateawa Coromandel

Cyclograpsus insularum - Photo (c) Kelvin Perrie, some rights reserved (CC BY), uploaded by Kelvin Perrie
wmblom's ID: Cyclograpsus insularum, a member of Varunid Crabs (Family Varunidae)
Added on January 15, 2020
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Observer

jane76

Date

December 27, 2019 11:57 AM +13

Description

Is this a snot sea cucumber? It’s about the size of my index finger. Feels slimy to touch. Found at just after high tide under a rock.

Chiridota gigas - Photo (c) Simon Grove, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Simon Grove
wmblom's ID: Chiridota gigas, a member of Apodids (Order Apodida)
Added on January 12, 2020
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