Name That Animal

This is just for fun and the only rule is:  no researching.  Post your guesses in the comments.  Reading other people’s answers before posting your own is way worse than taking the tags off pillows and mattresses optional.  Answer will be posted in the comments tonight.

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  1. conch snail?

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  2. Adrianne Mock

     /  June 5, 2015

    easy one, but I’ll wait an give a few folks a chance to guess at it…

    these are really pretty…

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  3. Lovely creature!!!

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  4. Leopard slug? Cheetahbranch?

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    • I was hoping someone would guess something like leopard slug. That name makes all kinds of sense to me.

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  5. Yellow Spotted Wingleberry. But that’s just a guess.

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  6. Eucritta

     /  June 5, 2015

    I keep coming back to look at the picture, and I’m still not sure. I think it’s a nudibranch, but that’s as far as it goes.

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  7. Some kind of fish?

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  8. ANSWER TIME

    This is a flamingo tongue snail. From this animal’s Wiki entry:

    When it is alive, the snail appears bright orange-yellow in color with black markings. However, these colors are not in the shell, but are only due to live mantle tissue which usually cover the shell. The mantle flaps can be retracted, exposing the shell, but this usually happens only when the animal is attacked.

    Now I hafta go look up “mantle tissue”.

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  9. Adrianne

     /  June 6, 2015

    Forgot to come back to this yesterday…its a flamingo cowry, a type of snail. It feeds on sea fans, which are colonial organisms related to corals. The cowry eats the soft animals , leaving the hard base behind.

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  10. b

     /  June 6, 2015

    It’s a fish! ????

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  11. (Dang ~ I actually kjnew that one, but I didn’t see it in time)

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