What the heck is this?

Discussion in 'ID Needed' started by deadmeat2016, 2 Dec 2010.

  1. deadmeat2016

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    Looks like a large diatom but they dont grow that big, what is it???????????
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  3. sihaya

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    lol... looks like a jelly or other hydroid of some kind.
     
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    that is a raft hydroid (Porpita pacifica)
     
  5. Slummies

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    Sihaya is right! is that in ur tank dude?
     
  6. sihaya

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    Nice work 459b. It's funny, a lot of people don't expect "hydroids" to look like jellyfish, but they're actually all in the same Class.
     
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    Its beautiful!
     
  8. 459b

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    thats actually a very nice specimen you found. You seldom see them intact tentacles (especially not in cape twon at least)
     
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