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Jenneria pustulata

Cowry or cowrie, plural cowries, is the common name for a group of small to large sea snails, marine gastropod molluscs in the family Cypraeidae, the cowries.

O nome deste organismo é esponja árvore ping-pong (Chondrocladia lampadiglobus). O nome e a aparência são engraçados, mas elas não dão mole. Vivem filtrando a água e caçando pequenos animais e não são apenas seres microscópicos, sendo uma das esponjas mais vorazes do planeta. E você achava que as esponjas não faziam nada de especial, né?

The aptly named Ping-pong tree sponge (Chondrocladia lampadiglobus) is a carnivorous sponge. Those ping-pong ball looking things are covered in tiny spicules which the sponge uses to catch tiny crustaceans.

Stonefish

Reef Stonefish (Synanceia verrucosa) / The fin spines of this amazingly well-camouflaged fish contain highly toxic venom. / Witu Islands, Papua New Guinea - fish - SEALIFE - sea creatures

Many-spotted Sweetlips juvenile

Many-spotted Sweetlips juvenile also known as Harlequin Sweetlips and Clown Sweetlips.

Peixe-cofre

Juvenile smooth trunk fish - my favorite little guys in the Caribbean!

Blue Sea Turtle in Coral Tub, by: Ken Thongpila

Blue sea turtle in a coral tub! By Ken Thongpila. For a moment it looked like turtle soup!

nudibranch : sea slug : sea life

Nudibranch by Dermal Denticles via ferrebeekeeper: Gastropod mollusks - Range: shallow intertidal surf to Most are benthic seafloor dwellers, but some float upside down at ocean's surface or swim in water column.

Thorny Back Cowfish - ©David Harasti--sorry, but this looks like an animal designed by a committee.  I guess evolution has a sense of humor.

thornback cowfish - Lactoria fornasini ©Dave Harasti - also known as short spined cowfish, They are found in coral reefs in the Indian and Pacific Oceans.

You can never have too many nudibrachs.

*SAGAMINOPTERON PSYCHEDELICUM NUDIBRANCH ~ Originally described from Guam, this animal is now known from many parts of the tropical western Pacific Maximal size : 20 mm. Frequently on the reef flat zone and the fore reef zone. (psychedelicum, indeed.

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Santa Barbara Janolus nudibranch on the reef at Anacapa Island, California, off the coast of Ventura (by divindk)

Unlike most sea creatures, seahorses are monogamous for life and are the only species on earth in which the male carry the unborn young. Seahorse is the title given to 54 species of marine fishes i…

Under the Sea Photography

Sea Starfish under a soft coral. Photo taken in Sangalaki, Borneo, Indonesia. Photocomp December - Open Contributed by Erika Antoniazzo

Polka Dots - Cocos (Keeling) Islands

Sea Nature at its Best! Polka Dots - Cocos (Keeling) Islands by Karen Willshaw

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