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What the hell is this!?!

Discussion in 'Name that Critter' started by Scubakevdm, Aug 26, 2008.

  1. LeslieH

    LeslieH Barracuda

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    I'd go with tunicate. There's a picture of something very similar in Gosliner, Behrens, & Williams' book "coral reef animals of the Indo-Pacific. Listed simply as Didemnid sp (meaning it's in the family Didemnidae but not identified any further than that) all the book says is "This strange didemnid tunicate is composed of an encrusting mass with stringy lobes. Color greyish-white. This species has been found on the ceilings of caves and overhangs."
     
  2. redrover

    redrover Solo Diver

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    LeslieH if it is a tunicate, what is it doing besides weirding me out? Something like the Spaghetti worm?
     
  3. LeslieH

    LeslieH Barracuda

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    your guess is as good as mine.... :blinking:
     
  4. ZenDiver.3D

    ZenDiver.3D Rejecting Reality ScubaBoard Sponsor ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Well, of course, as an instructor...... I do know. We know Everything. But what kind of instructor would I be, if I just Told you and didn't allow you time -lots of time- to try to figure it out on your own?

    I will give you a hint- see the original Star Trek series, episode 38..or 46........ it's right there!
    I am sure that That is what it is.
    Or maybe it's one of those slimy sticky stretchy hands you get in the gumball machines, that your kids makes marks all over your walls with.....
     
  5. Scubakevdm

    Scubakevdm ScubaBoard Sponsor ScubaBoard Sponsor

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    It reminds me of one of those, and come to think of it... I think I did see marks all over under that ledge!
     
  6. CBulla

    CBulla ~..facebook conch..~ ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Its a Flemmingway Hanger.

    Crisis averted, next question.
     
  7. divingjade

    divingjade Angel Fish

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    Sponges and tunicates 'drip' to form new sponges and tunicates in other locations so its asexual reproduction...
     
  8. archman

    archman Marine Scientist

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    I see my original query about what it felt like was not heeded. Come on Kev, grow some brass ones and take a feel! Heck, you can probably wear gloves and still determine whether or no it's a sponge or a tunicate.

    TOUCH IT TOUCH IT TOUCH IT TOUCH IT TOUCH IT TOUCH IT
     
  9. Scubakevdm

    Scubakevdm ScubaBoard Sponsor ScubaBoard Sponsor

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    Okay. I've been trying to locate it again. When I do I will, and I'll aslo try to get better pics.
     
  10. archman

    archman Marine Scientist

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    Lick it lick it lick it lick it lick it lick it lick it
     

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