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Rose Petal Bubble Shell

Hydatina physis

Description:

A thin and fragile, smooth glossy shell. White with black spiral lines. The animal is pink with a large frilly mantle with blue egdes. It can retract into the shell, but is quite slow in doing so. Size: 25mm

Habitat:

On intertidal rock flats & rock pools.

Notes:

Hydatina physis is a sea slug species. This species is extremely widespread. It is found in tropical waters of the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian oceans. Hdyatina physis grows to a length of up to 1.5 inches (3.8 cm.). The shell is thin and is partly covered by parapodia (fleshy flaps). The diet of Hydatina physis is very specialized; it feeds on polychaete worms. From January to May Hydatina physis is frequently found on shallow reef flats. It is most often seen at night.

1 species ID suggestions

MartinL
MartinL 6 years ago
Rose Petal Bubble Shell
Hydatina physis Diving The Gold Coast

61 Comments (1–25)

MacChristiansen
MacChristiansen 4 years ago

Thanks venusflytrap2000

Caleb Steindel
Caleb Steindel 4 years ago

thanks again for sharing this beauty, mac. I keep coming back to it, can't get enough ;)

MacChristiansen
MacChristiansen 6 years ago

Thanks Jeannette

Jeannette
Jeannette 6 years ago

Congratulations MacC :)

MacChristiansen
MacChristiansen 6 years ago

Thanks Satyen & Jakubko

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 6 years ago

Great Mac! Congratulations!

Wild Things
Wild Things 6 years ago

Congratulations Mac!

MacChristiansen
MacChristiansen 6 years ago

Thanks to all for your kind comments on this unexpected winning photos in the Best of 2012 Other category.

LeanneGardner
LeanneGardner 6 years ago

Congratulations MacC! I'm so thrilled for you. Thank you for all your help & encouragement too. :)

ShannaB
ShannaB 6 years ago

Congratulations Mac!!

How cool that a Sea Slug wins in the Other category! Congratulations Mac!

Maria dB
Maria dB 6 years ago

Congratulations, Mac!

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 6 years ago

Congratulations Mac :):)

Congratulations Mac !

KarenL
KarenL 6 years ago

You are welcome Mac! You will also be receiving a Best of the Year patch once we have announced all the winners.

MacChristiansen
MacChristiansen 6 years ago

Thanks Karen L, on this unexpected win

KarenL
KarenL 6 years ago

Congratulations Mac! This awesome series has been chosen as the winner of the Best of 2012 Other category.

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MacChristiansen
MacChristiansen 6 years ago

Thanks manuelad1

MacChristiansen
MacChristiansen 6 years ago

Thanks Leanne

MacChristiansen
MacChristiansen 6 years ago

Thanks Jeannette

MacChristiansen
MacChristiansen 6 years ago

Thanks Leanne

LeanneGardner
LeanneGardner 6 years ago

Wow! Congratulations MacC on your beautiful spotting 7 SOTD. You are certainly on a roll at the moment! Well done to you!

Maria dB
Maria dB 6 years ago

A beauty - congratulations!

Jeannette
Jeannette 6 years ago

Lovely, congratulations :)

tibiprada
tibiprada 6 years ago

delightful SOTD !

New South Wales, Australia

Lat: -29.40, Long: 153.37

Spotted on Nov 3, 2012
Submitted on Nov 3, 2012

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