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Postby Trace » Sun Oct 10, 2010 4:11 pm

I shot this tiny critter at La Jolla Shores, Sunday, 10/10/10. It was less than a 1/4 inch and fairly active. I shot it with a 60mm and 1.4 X, these shots have been cropped. Don't have a clue what it is!
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Postby seekncritters » Mon Oct 11, 2010 2:58 pm

Cool! Looks like a naked snail to me... Wonder if it will get a shell when it grows up...

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Postby jlyle » Mon Oct 11, 2010 4:47 pm

Taylor's seahare?

(Phyllaplysia taylori)
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Postby Trace » Thu Oct 14, 2010 10:03 am

I still can't tell for sure what it is! I'm still surprised I could see it!!
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Postby Trace » Mon Oct 18, 2010 5:31 pm

I now have a part of the ID, I have been informed that it's a flatworm. That's all I know at this time.
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Postby Kevin Lee » Mon Oct 18, 2010 9:44 pm

Hey Trace, found the same critter yesterday @ Marine Room, LJS. Have seen these guys on kelp in Pt. Loma, also.
Cheers, k;-)
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Postby Kevin Lee » Mon Oct 18, 2010 10:29 pm

Hmmm, dunno why the image in my previous post isn't displaying. Clink the image link and it seems to open in a separate window (Sko-T?). Otherwise, the photo is posted here: ... 1428_ZGQSB
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Postby scottg » Tue Oct 19, 2010 3:12 pm

looks like it's a flatworm.. Kev, I'm not sure why your image isn't displaying.

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