Sunday, July 26, 2020

Name the animal

It sort of looks like a peacock showing off.

Can you guess what it is?

I'm working on a bunch of photos and videos from a find yesterday afternoon. This was one that went off topic.

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Parece pavo real luciendo su plumaje. Pero no. ¿Puedes identificarlo?

Es una foto de un grupo de fotos y videos de algo que hallé ayer por la tarde. Iré subiendo los demás una vez que haya terminado de procesarlos.


5 comments:

  1. It's some flavour of bryozoan...

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    1. Yep! Membranipora membranacea on kelp.

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    2. That was the old name, which belongs to a species not found here. The correct name, by my Encyclopedia, is Membranipora serrilamella.

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  2. You've taken a lovely photo of it; much nicer than nearly all the ones on iNaturalist. I've only seen bryozoans on shells; didn't realize they grew on kelp as well.

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    1. Thank you, Sara! This species grows mainly on kelp, but off-season, encrusts other surfaces. Most of the kelp that lands on our beaches has at least one patch of it; some are almost completely covered. The correct (new) species name is Membranipora serrilamella.

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