This crawled out of my live rock

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  1. Nancy

    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    Any idea what this is? I'd think a nudibranch, except that it has a kind of shell on the front. I'm giving you all the first chance at IDing this critter. My concern is also how large it will get.

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    Animal Mother Architeuthis Supporter

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    Stomatella snail most likely. Harmless. They reproduce well and Kalypso found them mighty tasty as a youngster.

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    Thales Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    +1 on Stomatella. Don't get bigger than and inch and are great for algae.
     
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    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    Thanks to both of you! I'm just as glad it's a snail, and come to think of it, it was eating algae when I spotted it!

    It's already about an inch, so maybe it's full grown.

    Doesn't show up in the photo, but it's shell is a beautiful irridescent pearl, slighly purple.

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