Teapot Thinggy

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  1. Ross

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    Hry Guys, I was looking at my tank after the MH went out and I noticed this little guy on my Clam. It looks like a teapot to me. Soft with a mouth that reacts to light and fish and then a trunk of some sort sticking out the side.

    I would say all in all it is just under 2cm in height and the round chubby body is about just under 1cm in dia at the widest point.

    It does seem to move as I have not seen it before and even since I saw it, It has moved a little on the clam.

    Sorry the pic is with my Phone as I did not want to miss it incase it got away and was not seen again.

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    It is on its side compared to my sketch....

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    Any ideas...
     
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  3. ReefMaster_SA

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    possible clam ????
     
  4. Ross

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    You mean like a new "baby" one or part of the one it is on?
     
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    from the drawing.. maybe a sea squirt?
     
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    its a turnicate of sorts
     
  7. Ross

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    Cool, interesting.
    Will Google it...
     
  8. KeeganP

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    is it not a Q-tip sponge maybe?
     
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    + 1 on the tunicate ID - probably an ascidian (sea squirt)
     
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    Its a teapotunatis trunkasponge sp.
     
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  12. Ross

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    Yeah from what I can see on google it must be a tunicate.
    My drawing must be awesome for you guys to figure it out ....;)

    You must try search that, all google wants to show you is tourniquet... least if you start to bleed I can sort it out for you easy.
     
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