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What

Common Sydney Octopus (Octopus tetricus)

Observer

raewyna

Date

May 3, 2022 03:09 PM NZST

Description

I think.
This poor fellow was missing a few bits. It came out to check the crushed neritas I had put in for the triplefins, then moved around the pool looking at me before heading back into hiding. I didn't see it again.
Apologies for the poor quality. This rock pool is really too deep for above water photos and I didn't have the GoPro at hand this time.

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Common Sydney Octopus - Photo (c) John Turnbull, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
predomalpha's ID: Common Sydney Octopus (Octopus tetricus)
Added on May 23, 2022
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What

Bluff Oyster (Ostrea chilensis)

Observer

divadeb

Date

May 23, 2022 10:55 AM NZST

Description

Bivalve mollusc approx 8cms long. Shells only and they appear aged. Found alongside slim pearly white shall backs that look like they might be part of same upper shells. Found at South Kawhia harbour.

Bluff Oyster - Photo (c) Auckland War Memorial Museum, some rights reserved (CC BY), uploaded by Auckland War Memorial Museum
predomalpha's ID: Bluff Oyster (Ostrea chilensis)
Added on May 23, 2022
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What

White-speckled Seahare (Aplysia argus)

Observer

virginiamoreno

Date

May 22, 2022 04:54 PM NZST
White-speckled Seahare - Photo (c) Sascha Schulz, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Sascha Schulz
predomalpha's ID: White-speckled Seahare (Aplysia argus)
Added on May 23, 2022
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What

Wrinkled Snail (Xeroplexa intersecta)

Date

May 23, 2022 11:05 AM NZST

Description

Quite a few snails found in spinifex on dunes behind beach.

Wrinkled Snail - Photo (c) Erika Mitchell, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Erika Mitchell
predomalpha's ID: Wrinkled Snail (Xeroplexa intersecta)
Added on May 23, 2022
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Observer

alimathias

Date

May 22, 2022 03:38 PM NZST

Description

Ruheruhe (AKL Museum)

Cyclomactra - Photo (c) memopob, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by memopob
predomalpha's ID: Genus Cyclomactra, a member of Surfclams (Subfamily Mactrinae)
Added on May 23, 2022
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Photos / Sounds

Observer

commoncopper

Date

May 23, 2022 02:35 PM NZST

Description

Sorry, I thought it may have sealed itself off inside the shell (?) so I didn't remove it to photograph the underside.

Oxychilus - Photo (c) Grahame, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND), uploaded by Grahame
predomalpha's ID: Genus Oxychilus, a member of Glass Snails (Family Oxychilidae)
Added on May 23, 2022
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Photos / Sounds

What

Common Sydney Octopus (Octopus tetricus)

Observer

bigmac_mac27

Date

May 18, 2022 02:21 PM NZST
Common Sydney Octopus - Photo (c) John Turnbull, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
predomalpha's ID: Common Sydney Octopus (Octopus tetricus)
Added on May 23, 2022
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Photos / Sounds

Observer

gianebrocco

Date

January 17, 2016 06:08 PM -02
Olivancillaria - Photo (c) Femorale, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
predomalpha's ID: Genus Olivancillaria, a member of Olive Snails (Family Olividae)
Added on May 23, 2022
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What

California Cone (Californiconus californicus)

Observer

phelsumas4life

Date

May 21, 2022 10:13 AM PDT
California Cone - Photo (c) Alison Young, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Alison Young
predomalpha's ID: California Cone (Californiconus californicus)
Added on May 23, 2022
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Observer

brugtzz

Date

January 19, 2017 07:49 PM -02
Ear Ancilla - Photo (c) fabiomanfredini, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by fabiomanfredini
predomalpha's ID: Ear Ancilla (Olivancillaria auricularia)
Added on May 23, 2022
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Photos / Sounds

Observer

fiestykakapo

Date

November 15, 2020 01:52 PM +13

Description

Huge orange sponge.

Polymastia aurantium - Photo (c) Nga Motu Marine Reserve Society, all rights reserved, uploaded by Nga Motu Marine Reserve Society
predomalpha's ID: Polymastia aurantium, a member of Demosponges (Class Demospongiae)
Added on May 23, 2022
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Photos / Sounds

Observer

fiestykakapo

Date

November 6, 2021 01:44 PM NZDT

Description

Cant decide if this is actually a sea slug, or is a sponge. Was firmly attached to the underside of the rock - mimicing a sponge? perhaps D. granulosa.

predomalpha's ID: Geitodoris sticta, a member of Sea Lemons and Allies (Superfamily Doridoidea)
Added on May 23, 2022
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Observer

john_barkla

Date

May 22, 2022 11:35 AM NZST

Description

In montane broadleaved forest

Athoracophorus - Photo (c) Timothy Harker, all rights reserved, uploaded by Timothy Harker
predomalpha's ID: Genus Athoracophorus, a member of Leaf-veined Slugs (Family Athoracophoridae)
Added on May 23, 2022
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Observer

screetill

Date

May 22, 2022 02:23 AM NZST
Athoracophorus - Photo (c) Timothy Harker, all rights reserved, uploaded by Timothy Harker
predomalpha's ID: Genus Athoracophorus, a member of Leaf-veined Slugs (Family Athoracophoridae)
Added on May 23, 2022
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Photos / Sounds

What

Cook's Turban (Cookia sulcata)

Observer

alimathias

Date

May 22, 2022 12:15 PM NZST
Cook's Turban - Photo (c) Saryu Mae, some rights reserved (CC BY), uploaded by Saryu Mae
predomalpha's ID: Cook's Turban (Cookia sulcata)
Added on May 23, 2022
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Photos / Sounds

Observer

tikitikitembo

Date

May 2022
Oxychilus - Photo (c) Grahame, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND), uploaded by Grahame
predomalpha's ID: Genus Oxychilus, a member of Glass Snails (Family Oxychilidae)
Added on May 23, 2022
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Photos / Sounds

Observer

hghssandy

Date

September 23, 2021 04:17 PM NZST
Wellington Nudibranch - Photo (c) Jon Sullivan, some rights reserved (CC BY)
predomalpha's ID: Wellington Nudibranch (Doris wellingtonensis)
Added on May 23, 2022
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Photos / Sounds

Observer

svendhansen

Date

May 22, 2022 02:15 PM NZST
Athoracophorus - Photo (c) Timothy Harker, all rights reserved, uploaded by Timothy Harker
predomalpha's ID: Genus Athoracophorus, a member of Leaf-veined Slugs (Family Athoracophoridae)
Added on May 22, 2022
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What

Ram's Horn Squid (Spirula spirula)

Observer

alimathias

Date

May 22, 2022 12:07 PM NZST

Description

First pic - instagram, Second pic - real life, including polystyrene ball. Beach covered in polystyrene today

Ram's Horn Squid - Photo (c) Wendy Feltham, all rights reserved, uploaded by Wendy Feltham
predomalpha's ID: Ram's Horn Squid (Spirula spirula)
Added on May 22, 2022
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What

New Zealand Freshwater Mussel (Echyridella menziesii)

Observer

amandacis33

Date

May 8, 2022 12:46 PM NZST
New Zealand Freshwater Mussel - Photo (c) corokid, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
predomalpha's ID: New Zealand Freshwater Mussel (Echyridella menziesii)
Added on May 22, 2022
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What

Arabic Volute (Alcithoe arabica)

Observer

jordi_nz

Date

May 22, 2022 11:39 AM NZST
Arabic Volute - Photo (c) Saryu Mae, some rights reserved (CC BY), uploaded by Saryu Mae
predomalpha's ID: Arabic Volute (Alcithoe arabica)
Added on May 22, 2022
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Other Animals

Photos / Sounds

What

Animals (Kingdom Animalia)

Observer

lillypalmer

Date

May 22, 2022 11:16 PM NZST

Description

Dockfuzz used

Jewel Anemone - Photo (c) Marine Explorer (Dr John Turnbull), some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
predomalpha's ID: Jewel Anemone (Corynactis australis)
Added on May 22, 2022
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Photos / Sounds

Observer

wayneking

Date

January 17, 2020 10:37 AM +11

Description

Laternula rostrata from Brou Lake, Jan. 2020

Exolaternula spengleri - Photo (c) wayneking, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by wayneking
predomalpha's ID: Exolaternula spengleri, a member of Bivalves (Class Bivalvia)
Added on May 22, 2022
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Photos / Sounds

What

Gastropods (Class Gastropoda)

Observer

alimathias

Date

May 22, 2022 11:49 AM NZST

Description

Inside a bull kelp holdfast, covered in Bryozoans (I think) and tube worms

Siphonaria australis - Photo (c) memopob, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by memopob
predomalpha's ID: Siphonaria australis, a member of False Limpets (Family Siphonariidae)
Added on May 22, 2022
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Photos / Sounds

What

Mudflat Top Shell (Diloma subrostratum)

Observer

hghssandy

Date

May 13, 2022 12:46 PM NZST
Mudflat Top Shell - Photo (c) Javier, some rights reserved (CC BY), uploaded by Javier
predomalpha's ID: Mudflat Top Shell (Diloma subrostratum)
Added on May 22, 2022
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Observer

fiestykakapo

Date

May 16, 2022 02:11 PM NZST
Hippolyte - Photo (c) Blogie Robillo, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND), uploaded by Blogie Robillo
predomalpha's ID: Genus Hippolyte, a member of Hump-backed Shrimps (Family Hippolytidae)
Added on May 22, 2022
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What

Nana (Zostera muelleri ssp. novozelandica)

Observer

fiestykakapo

Date

May 16, 2022 02:04 PM NZST
Nana - Photo (c) Jacqui Geux, some rights reserved (CC BY), uploaded by Jacqui Geux
predomalpha's ID: Nana (Zostera muelleri ssp. novozelandica)
Added on May 22, 2022
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Observer

tonyjewell

Date

January 25, 2005 12:07 AM NZDT

Description

Wainuia? Rhytida?

Tags

Rhytididae - Photo (c) memopob, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by memopob
predomalpha's ID: Family Rhytididae, a member of Helicinan Snails and Slugs (Suborder Helicina)
Added on May 22, 2022
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Observer

dave_holland

Date

May 13, 2020 02:40 PM NZST
Rhyssoplax aerea - Photo (c) Javier, some rights reserved (CC BY), uploaded by Javier
predomalpha's ID: Rhyssoplax aerea, a member of Neoloricate Chitons (Subclass Neoloricata)
Added on May 22, 2022
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What

Caenogastropods (Subclass Caenogastropoda)

Observer

tanyapitcher

Date

May 1, 2022 09:45 AM SAST
Ribbed Turrid Snail - Photo (c) carel van der Colff, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by carel van der Colff
predomalpha's ID: Ribbed Turrid Snail (Clionella sinuata)
Added on May 22, 2022
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