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Had to look it up to believe it
Forgive my ignorance Chris but what is so surprising about this one??
Well, I now think this IS surprising. The markings do not seem normal (web research only, because I saw my first only yesterday!)
And yes Chris
is a good site, thanks.
This is the first time I have seen this post of 21.2.12, and only then as it was linked to djs recent one. The nature22 site is new to me, but what a range of colour markings they have recorded there for this species. My latin dictionary gives 'strigosa' as bristly, and this one certainly is.
This is the one and only example with this striking colour scheme that I have seen. Pretty sure it is because it is so juvenile.
THIS is why I came to iSpot - thanks.
I am not quite so certain about the ID!
Andy Cowley's ShoreLife Website is again accessible.
Here a question- if there are two IDs, as here, with same name, are we to agree both, as I have done, or choose one?
I think we should agree to both in this case (if we do that is). Whilst it is still a mystery to me as to why ChrisMcA did a second ID - maybe only to emphasise his surprise and certainty. He's a cool hand, so deserves the points!
It's lovely to see Andy's site being used
http://joc123.webspace.virginmedia.com/Galathea-strigosa.html is the direct link.
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