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Un-IDed specimens

Discussion in 'Name that Critter' started by ringojcp, Mar 28, 2006.

  1. archman

    archman Marine Scientist

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    You're so lucky... most of the nemerteans I see are <1cm. I think there's a 1m Cerebratulus in a pickle jar somewhere...

    What does a 200 foot nemertean eat?
     
  2. LeslieH

    LeslieH Barracuda

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    Anything it wants!:wink:
     
  3. archman

    archman Marine Scientist

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    Dang, should've seen that coming.
     
  4. Rick Murchison

    Rick Murchison Trusty Shellback Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Can't refuse that offer.
    Here's my first mystery critter. If I remember correctly, the photographer said he took the pictures in about 200' up off Alaska. I didn't take the pix but I don't know who to credit.
    Rick
     
  5. ringojcp

    ringojcp Angel Fish

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    that sir is a rhamphocottus richardsoni, that is exactly what it is....it's a type of scorpion fish
     
  6. ringojcp

    ringojcp Angel Fish

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    Yes, the crab shack is a neat place to eat. You can dive off the coast here at gray's reef with several of the local dive shops. You can dive the shores too if you want to swim in the dark. But you will probrably find some civil war artifacts if you dive around the historic forts. Or, if you want to die, jump into the ogeechee river and hunt for megaladon and mastadon fossils..
     
  7. archman

    archman Marine Scientist

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    Geez, those are scorpionfish?! I would've tagged that as a sculpin.

    Screwy pacific fauna...
     
  8. Rick Murchison

    Rick Murchison Trusty Shellback Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Indeed... shore am glad t'git that'n sorted out though, I am... Thanks Ringo.
    Rick
     
  9. LeslieH

    LeslieH Barracuda

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    Well, Ringo & Arch are both right. Ringo got the correct latin name but it's not a scorpion fish. It's in its own monotypic family Rhamphocottidae which was split off from the Cottidae (sculpins) and the common name is grunt sculpin.
     
  10. archman

    archman Marine Scientist

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    Rhamphocottidae, huh? The "curved beak" cottids, that's cute.
     

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