Feather Star cross anemone

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  1. Manic

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    Hey guys,

    Tonight I found this thing sticking out a hole in my rock. Its completely black and looks like a small anemone except its tentacles look like that of a feather star. Anyone know what this could be?
     
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    Can you post a picture of this please?
     
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    I tried but I cant get a good enough pic. I'll try again now
     
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    Cool.
     
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    Here's the best pic I could get:

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    It does open up more though
     
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    Here's another pic:
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    Geesh bro, I've never seen that. I've got no idea what that could be.
     
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    It looks like it has a long tube. So tomorrow I'll try removing it from the rock because the tube is exposed and easy to get to. Then I'll be able to take closer pics.
     
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    What happens when you poke it?
     
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    So I caught it this morning because it had moved up into my zoa's. Its seems like it is quite hard but also looks a lot like a sea slug. Will post some close up pics now:
     
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    Could it be a nudibranch?
     
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    It might be. I've got it in a glass now with a little piece of live rock. When it decides to move from under the live rock I'll take a close-up pic of it. It hard though, not soft and fleshy like a nudibranch.
     
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    It's starting to sound like a snail now... but let's see the pictures! :)
     
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    Hey guys got some close-ups of it on my sand. Will post pics now just have to search through them.
     
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    Here the pics. It can move around quite fast.

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    Bizarre... I might have to ask around...
     
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    I've been looking through a book on nudibranchs and it has the same shape. It also appears to have the external gills on the one end. Except this one is black and the book only has colourfull ones.
     
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