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Ambush Sea Star Stegnaster inflatus

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glycymeris

Date

August 23, 2020 05:43 PM NZST

Description

Intertidal, found under a ledge at spring low tide. Sorry for bad photo, it was so rainy in the day.

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glycymeris

Date

August 23, 2020 05:24 PM NZST

Description

Intertidal, found on rocks. Sorry for bad photo, it was so rainy in the day.

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Domestic Sheep Ovis aries

Observer

glycymeris

Date

August 23, 2020 04:41 PM NZST

Description

Very cute.

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Spotted Tiger Topshell Maurea punctulata

Observer

glycymeris

Date

August 23, 2020 10:03 AM NZST

Description

Found at spring low tide, crawling on rock. Orange one in the middle of first photo, with sea squirts on surface.

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glycymeris

Date

August 23, 2020 09:30 AM NZST

Description

Found at spring low tide. Uncommon in Manukau Harbour. Sorry for bad photo.

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Lined Whelk Buccinulum linea

Observer

glycymeris

Date

August 23, 2020 09:15 AM NZST

Description

Found at spring low tide.

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Pacific Bottletail Sepioloidea pacifica

Observer

glycymeris

Date

August 23, 2020 09:14 AM NZST

Description

Eggs, found at spring low tide.

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glycymeris

Date

August 23, 2020 09:09 AM NZST

Description

Found at spring low tide. Crawling in sand.

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New Zealand Scallop Pecten novaezelandiae

Observer

glycymeris

Date

August 23, 2020 09:08 AM NZST

Description

Found at spring low tide.

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glycymeris

Date

August 23, 2020 09:06 AM NZST

Description

Found at spring low tide.

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Eleven-armed Sea Star Coscinasterias muricata

Observer

glycymeris

Date

August 23, 2020 09:06 AM NZST

Description

Found at spring low tide.

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White Bubble Shell Papawera zelandiae

Observer

glycymeris

Date

August 23, 2020 09:03 AM NZST

Description

Eggs, found at spring low tide.

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White-striped Anemone Anthothoe albocincta

Observer

glycymeris

Date

August 23, 2020 09:02 AM NZST

Description

Found at spring low tide.

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glycymeris

Date

January 12, 2020

Description

11.94×5.7 mm.
Sinistral specimen!
Intertidal, hermit crabbed under a flat stone. This is a Sinistral (freak) specimen, which is extremely rare.

(I have posted this specimen once, but I post this again as I took much better photos. I will delete the older one)

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glycymeris

Date

May 24, 2020

Description

29×38 mm.
Washed up, fresh dead shell.

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Spengler's Trumpet Snail Cabestana spengleri

Observer

glycymeris

Date

May 24, 2020

Description

91×53.5 mm.
Found on reef at low tide, live taken.
Perfect one except the broken protoconch.

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Shining Sunset Shell Hiatula nitida

Observer

glycymeris

Date

May 24, 2020

Description

16×32.0 mm.
Washed up on sandy flat at low tide.

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glycymeris

Date

May 24, 2020

Description

Length 44 mm.
Washed up with kelp. Rare.

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glycymeris

Date

June 7, 2020 03:34 PM NZST

Description

Length 38 mm.
Found hermit crabbed in a rock pool at low tide. It's very nice to find an intact shell of this species naturally on beach even though its siphon is gone.

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Pustular Triton Snail Argobuccinum pustulosum

Observer

glycymeris

Date

June 7, 2020 03:00 PM NZST

Description

Intertidal, found among rocks. Dead shell.

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Giant Chiton Plaxiphora obtecta

Observer

glycymeris

Date

June 7, 2020 01:58 PM NZST

Description

Intertidal, was not uncommon on rocks.

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Observer

glycymeris

Date

June 7, 2020 01:52 PM NZST

Description

Washed up.

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Reef Sea Star Stichaster australis

Observer

glycymeris

Date

June 7, 2020 01:49 PM NZST

Description

Intertidal, was common on rocks.

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Cart-Rut Shell Dicathais orbita

Observer

glycymeris

Date

June 7, 2020 01:45 PM NZST

Description

Intertidal, eating washed-up dead Tonna tankervillii.

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New Zealand Moonsnail Tanea zelandica

Observer

glycymeris

Date

June 7, 2020 01:30 PM NZST

Description

Intertidal, hermit crabbed.

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Spengler's Trumpet Snail Cabestana spengleri

Observer

glycymeris

Date

June 7, 2020 01:29 PM NZST

Description

Intertidal, found under a rock. Alive.

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glycymeris

Date

June 7, 2020 01:28 PM NZST

Description

Washed up, alive.

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Triangle Clam Crassula aequilatera

Observer

glycymeris

Date

June 7, 2020 01:26 PM NZST

Description

Intertidal, half buried in sand (washed up, alive).

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Dwarf Violet Snail Janthina exigua

Observer

glycymeris

Date

August 2, 2020 05:04 PM NZST

Description

Washed up.

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Pacific Oyster Magallana gigas

Observer

glycymeris

Date

August 2, 2020 04:59 PM NZST

Description

Intertidal.

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