What is this thing?

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  1. Dlaria

    Dlaria

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    It lives in a hole in my LR.

    What is it?

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    looks like a tubeworn with the fans striped off of it.. does it retract suddenly if disturbed?
     
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    It does retract, but it's always looked like this. It looks like an underwater bat!

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    mmmm very interesting...
     
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    Is it some sort of snail or slug? A nudibranch? It just stays in that hole, and pokes it's head out from time to time. It's eating something in this pic. It's tan/brown. Maybe it is a tube worm. Doesn't look like the other ones in there. It doesn't seem to eat with the hairs on it's ears, it has a mouth or something on the head part.
     
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    Dlaria Thread Starter

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    It's using the white bits of crushed gravel to enlarge it's hole/tube. :p
     
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    I can't find a pic that looks like this thing, but I'm naming it 'Batman'.
     
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    Batman is a reef worm - Idanthyrsus spp.
     
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    What ever it is, that mother looks ugly. :eek:
     
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    Thank you! It's been bugging the heck out of me not knowing what that thing was, starring back at me!
     
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