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  1. nepellew

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    Hey guys was just wondering what the hell is this one of my friends caught it and gave it to me it is presently in a bucket with salt water haha can any one please id it for me looks kinda weird

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    It looks a lot like a cowrie, possibly genus Cyphoma.
     
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    If it is a cowrie, then it got its mantle pulled over its shell. Touching it would cause it to pull back, revealing its shell. Take a pic then.
    Also what is its length.
     
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    Ok

    Ok so i took some picks wen it was in the bucket

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    Looks More like a genus Cyphoma i think has no shell
     
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    Nope, that is some nudibranch.

    Beutifull creatures. But almost all are specialist eaters and predators. Best is to keep it out of your tank until you get a 100% ID. I will leave it in the sea.
     
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    Its common name is a Dotty dorid (Jorunna funebris) . They quite common off our East coast and feed in sponges. Hope that helps a little.:)
     
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    sweet thanks guys
     

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