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The pelagic animal game

Discussion in 'Name that Critter' started by smellzlikefish, May 24, 2015.

  1. Scuba_Jenny

    Scuba_Jenny dirty-finned dive goddess ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Hee heee
     
  2. agilis

    agilis Solo Diver

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    Larval Man o' War?
     
  3. smellzlikefish

    smellzlikefish Marine Scientist

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    I am having trouble "liking" the answers.

    As Scuba_Jenny probably figured out with her clever hover maneuver, the animal in question is a physonnect siphonophore. These colonial animals are very common offshore. They drift around with stinging nematocyst laden tentacles splayed out in a web that they use to catch unsuspecting prey and bare skin of divers.

    Here is the next one. Go ahead and try your hover technique on this one!
    pretty animal watermarked.jpg
     

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  4. Scuba_Jenny

    Scuba_Jenny dirty-finned dive goddess ScubaBoard Supporter

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    is there a common name to physonnect siphonophore?

    new critter..
    Uh, that is a pretty animal watermarked? :D :D :D
     
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  5. smellzlikefish

    smellzlikefish Marine Scientist

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    Wow, you are good! I am afraid that most siphonophores don't have a common name. If it helps, they are in the Phylum Cnidaria with corals, jellies, and anemones and are closely related to man-o-war.
     
  6. Scuba_Jenny

    Scuba_Jenny dirty-finned dive goddess ScubaBoard Supporter

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    :D :D :D

    the new one.. hmm.. swirling around.. is it an eel of some sort?
     
  7. smellzlikefish

    smellzlikefish Marine Scientist

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    Not an eel. Think simpler.
     
  8. Scuba_Jenny

    Scuba_Jenny dirty-finned dive goddess ScubaBoard Supporter

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    A worm?
     
  9. knotical

    knotical perpetual student

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    The spiral suggests univalve - to me.
     
  10. cgills

    cgills Barracuda

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    Appears to be what we commonly refer to as Venus's Girdle.Cestum veneris???
     
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