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Identification is verified by Richard Willan, Nudi Pixel expert
Comment from Richard Willan: The spherical tubercles on the mantle of Ceratophyllidia species are attached by a short narrow "stalk". When disturbed, the animal is able to break off the tubercles so animals can often be found with a mixture of large and small (growing) tubercles, as in this photo.
Comment from the photographer: Taken on 6/22/2008, North Shore, Oahu, Hawaii at "Firehouse" dive site. I thought it was an egg sack at first, then I saw the antenna/eye stalks come out and you can see the skirt on the yellow sponge. Any help with Id would be greatly appreciated!
|Location:||Oahu, Hawaii, USA|
|Camera:||Olympus μ750 › View EXIF properties|
|Taken on:||June 22, 2008|
|Posted:||4 years ago|
|Updated:||4 years ago|
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