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Old 12/29/2012, 03:27 PM   #1
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Black elephant snail?

Saw this wandering the live rock today, first time it has appeared. Agree it is a black elephant snail? Google search says reefsafe algae eater.


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Old 12/29/2012, 03:50 PM   #2
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cLooks like a nudi of some sort.. Try to find it on nudi pixel or contact LeslieH on here shes,a g ewe nious.. Either way, next time you see it catch it until you find out if its good or bad


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Old 12/29/2012, 03:54 PM   #3
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Looks cool. But if it has a name like "Black elephant" ANYTHING I wouldn't like it.


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Old 12/29/2012, 04:46 PM   #4
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Possibly a limpet. Some are benign, some aren't (ie, some munch on corals).

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Old 12/29/2012, 05:41 PM   #5
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Kevin, I think you are right, it is a limpet. It looks exactly like this animal pictured on this other site:

http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/scutus


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Old 12/29/2012, 09:35 PM   #6
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Hey Teo, check out black stomatella snail as well.


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Old 12/30/2012, 06:22 AM   #7
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Kevin, I think you are right, it is a limpet. It looks exactly like this animal pictured on this other site:

http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/scutus
Yes, what you have is a scutus. Harmless.


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Old 12/30/2012, 08:18 AM   #8
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I have hundreds of them also in my system they are limpets .grest cleaners I did notice though ehen they are close to bitdnest or stylo there slime will kill them at first I thought they were esting them but afyet looking further they werent they were just grazing by the base .

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Old 12/30/2012, 09:55 AM   #9
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in my system when they get larger, ~2", they start to much on corals. not sure if it's due to lack of enough algea source or if their diet changes but I have plenty of video and picture evidence of them munching on corals

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Old 12/30/2012, 10:22 AM   #10
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I have hundreds of them also in my system they are limpets .grest cleaners I did notice though ehen they are close to bitdnest or stylo there slime will kill them at first I thought they were esting them but afyet looking further they werent they were just grazing by the base .

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They eventually worked their way higher up the base on my stylo/birdsnest and got rid of them.


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