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Symmetrical Sessile Barnacles Suborder Balanomorpha

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dave_holland

Date

December 16, 2020 01:43 PM NZDT
Chthamalidae - Photo (c) Jennifer Rycenga, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
wmblom's ID: Family Chthamalidae, a member of Symmetrical Sessile Barnacles (Suborder Balanomorpha)
Added on December 23, 2020.
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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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simonf7532

Date

November 4, 2014 09:53 AM NZDT
Taeniogyrus dunedinensis - Photo (c) highlands, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
wmblom's ID: Taeniogyrus dunedinensis, a member of Apodids (Order Apodida)
Added on December 03, 2020.
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Apodids Order Apodida

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stephen_thorpe

Date

October 10, 2020

Description

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

Taeniogyrus dunedinensis - Photo (c) highlands, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
wmblom's ID: Taeniogyrus dunedinensis, a member of Apodids (Order Apodida)
Added on October 11, 2020.
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Opossum Shrimps Order Mysida

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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 anonymous, no known copyright restrictions (public domain)
wmblom's ID: Opossum Shrimps (Order Mysida)
Added on September 27, 2020.
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Opossum Shrimps Order Mysida

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anhsmith

Date

September 19, 2020 02:39 PM NZST
Opossum Shrimps - Photo anonymous, no known copyright restrictions (public domain)
wmblom's ID: Opossum Shrimps (Order Mysida)
Added on September 22, 2020.
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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) Kelvin Perrie, some rights reserved (CC BY)
wmblom's ID: Themiste minor, a member of Peanut Worms (Phylum Sipuncula)
Added on August 25, 2020.
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Kina Evechinus chloroticus

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predomalpha

Date

July 25, 2020 04:56 AM NZST
Kina - Photo (c) tangatawhenua, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
wmblom's ID: Kina (Evechinus chloroticus)
Added on August 06, 2020.
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clinton

Date

October 29, 2016 04:47 PM NZDT

Description

collected by beam trawl, TAN1612 Kermadec Ridge Expedition

Inachidae - Photo (c) Ryan, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
wmblom's ID: Family Inachidae, a member of Spider Crabs and Decorator Crabs (Superfamily Majoidea)
Added on July 08, 2020.
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danilo_hegg

Date

October 12, 2019 12:36 AM NZDT
Column Barnacles - Photo (c) tangatawhenua, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
wmblom's ID: Column Barnacles (Chamaesipho columna)
Added on July 07, 2020.
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lcolmer

Date

June 16, 2020 10:39 AM NZST
Sypharochiton sinclairi - Photo (c) Tony Wills, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)
wmblom's ID: Sypharochiton sinclairi, a member of Neoloricate Chitons (Subclass Neoloricata)
Added on June 23, 2020.
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Column Barnacles Chamaesipho columna

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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)
wmblom's ID: Column Barnacles (Chamaesipho columna)
Added on June 15, 2020.
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kelvinperrie

Date

April 10, 2020 06:13 PM NZST

Description

I think. It visually matches some existing observations.

Alpheus socialis - Photo (c) 

W. M. Blom, some rights reserved (CC BY)
wmblom's ID: Alpheus socialis, a member of Snapping Shrimps (Family Alpheidae)
Added on June 09, 2020.
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Shore Crabs Family Grapsidae

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, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
wmblom's ID: Purple Rock Crab (Leptograpsus variegatus)
Added on May 27, 2020.
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Gastropods Class Gastropoda

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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)
wmblom's ID: Siphonaria australis, a member of False Limpets (Family Siphonariidae)
Added on May 06, 2020.
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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 (TMAG)
wmblom's ID: Chiridota gigas, a member of Apodids (Order Apodida)
Added on March 04, 2020.
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Murex Snails Family Muricidae

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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) MOROROPHOTO, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
wmblom's ID: Murex Snails (Family Muricidae)
Added on February 13, 2020.
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crispychipp

Date

February 6, 2020 05:24 PM +13

Description

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

Helobdella europaea - Photo (c) epitree, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Maurice
wmblom's ID: Helobdella europaea, a member of Freshwater Jawless Leeches (Family Glossiphoniidae)
Added on February 10, 2020.
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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 (TMAG)
wmblom's ID: Chiridota gigas, a member of Apodids (Order Apodida)
Added on February 03, 2020.
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Northern Mantis Shrimp Pariliacantha georgeorum

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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
wmblom's ID: Northern Mantis Shrimp (Pariliacantha georgeorum)
Added on January 19, 2020.
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corokid

Date

December 28, 2019 01:30 PM +13

Description

Amongst rocks shoreline Tuateawa Coromandel

Cyclograpsus insularum - Photo (c) corokid, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
wmblom's ID: Cyclograpsus insularum, a member of Varunid Crabs (Family Varunidae)
Added on January 15, 2020.
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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 (TMAG)
wmblom's ID: Chiridota gigas, a member of Apodids (Order Apodida)
Added on January 12, 2020.
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Hump-backed Shrimps Family Hippolytidae

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lisa_bennett

Date

March 23, 2019
Hump-backed Shrimps - Photo (c) DavidR.808, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by David R
wmblom's ID: Hump-backed Shrimps (Family Hippolytidae)
Added on November 04, 2019.
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Dinoflagellates and Allies Phylum Miozoa

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jcam522

Date

April 10, 2018 04:39 PM NZST

Description

Jelly like, 1mm in size (microscope image) from shallow, soft sediment grab samples taken in 2018. Does anyone know what this is?

Dinoflagellates and Allies - Photo (c) FWC Fish and Wildlife Research Institute, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
wmblom's ID: Dinoflagellates and Allies (Phylum Miozoa)
Added on October 11, 2019.
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Grey Side-gilled Sea Slug Pleurobranchaea maculata

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kelvinperrie

Date

October 1, 2019 02:36 PM NZDT

Description

washed up on the beach, some sort of eggs?

Grey Side-gilled Sea Slug - Photo (c) Gonzalo Bravo, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
wmblom's ID: Grey Side-gilled Sea Slug (Pleurobranchaea maculata)
Added on October 09, 2019.
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Red Rock Shrimp Lysmata californica

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predomalpha

Date

July 7, 2019 04:23 AM NZST
Red Rock Shrimp - Photo (c) Robin Gwen Agarwal, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
wmblom's ID: Red Rock Shrimp (Lysmata californica)
Added on October 07, 2019.
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pjd1

Date

September 28, 2019 09:45 AM NZST

Description

Occasional specimens scattered down beach. Specimen identified for me in the field by @indeynz

Purpurocardia reinga - Photo (c) Saryu Mae, all rights reserved
wmblom's ID: Purpurocardia reinga, a member of Carditids (Family Carditidae)
Added on October 07, 2019.
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highlands

Date

September 13, 2019 01:10 PM NZST
Taeniogyrus dunedinensis - Photo (c) highlands, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
wmblom's ID: Taeniogyrus dunedinensis, a member of Apodids (Order Apodida)
Added on September 15, 2019.
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predomalpha

Date

April 18, 2019 02:53 AM NZST
Taeniogyrus dunedinensis - Photo (c) highlands, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
wmblom's ID: Taeniogyrus dunedinensis, a member of Apodids (Order Apodida)
Added on September 15, 2019.
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Yellow Acorn Worm Ptychodera flava

Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

August 2, 2019 03:27 PM NZST

Description

under a rock, low intertidal. I am guessing this is a polycheate of some sort.

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G2
Yellow Acorn Worm - Photo (c) 2013 Moorea Biocode, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
wmblom's ID: Yellow Acorn Worm (Ptychodera flava)
Added on August 31, 2019.
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