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Black Slug Critter ID


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    thefishgirl - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Default Black Slug Critter ID

    Hi Guys...

    So I picked up my tile of mushrooms today to flip it over as I wanted to see how they were splitting. It's been splitting a lot recently. Imagine my surprise when this thing crawled across my finger. I just about died. LOL It's black with feelers and looks like a slug/snail body.

    Any ideas?
    IMG00090 20100412 1815 - Black Slug Critter ID

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    I have these in my frag tank as well. I always thought that they are a soft sided snail. They don't seem to like light too much and move fast when they are in the light. If someone else has a ID on them better than that I would like to know as well.

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    cant recall the name off the top of my head....but its a good guy. No worries. Its got a slit on its back- when it opens slightly you can see its white shell underneath. Wish I could remeber the name....

    By the looks of it, you would think its poison/gonna sting- but they are harmeless.

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    Stomatella
    My Bongo Shrimp Want To Eat Your Starfish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lionhead View Post
    I have these in my frag tank as well. I always thought that they are a soft sided snail. They don't seem to like light too much and move fast when they are in the light. If someone else has a ID on them better than that I would like to know as well.
    Yes.. I was shocked at how quickly it moved. Scared the **** outta me! I dropped my tile in the tank. My goby just stared at me as if I was crazy.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sir Patrick View Post
    cant recall the name off the top of my head....but its a good guy. No worries. Its got a slit on its back- when it opens slightly you can see its white shell underneath. Wish I could remeber the name....

    By the looks of it, you would think its poison/gonna sting- but they are harmeless.
    Hmm... so...if I actually touched it's back, I could feel a hard shell under it's slimy exterior? Lemme find my gloves.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bongo Shrimp View Post
    Stomatella
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    http://www.seaslugforum.net/scutus.htm


    I vote limpet. Very possible on the stomatella though. Just depends on the white internal shell w/ the flaps, vs. a small visible (possibly camoflaged) shell on its back.
    Last edited by Sir Patrick; 04-12-2010 at 10:34 PM.

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    Sorry sir but I know I'm right on this one, it's a black stomatella. Scutus can't move as fast as described anyways.
    My Bongo Shrimp Want To Eat Your Starfish.

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    ^ no worries- just tossin it out there.

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    It looked A LOT like that link that Sir just posted. But he was very fast. I'll see if I can get a better picture. Either way..it appears to be reef safe except when encountered by the screaming chick that drops stuff in the tank. *look out below*

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    i had the same thing in my tank but the white version. i didnt know what it was so i fed it to my mantis shrimp but after further research it was stomatella

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