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Oman1

Observed: 24th February 2012 By: MikeEK
Oman 1 - for identification
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dejayM's picture

..a better place?

Gastropod, gastrOpod.
I have spent awhile trying to move the ID forward but not sideways into the Julidae Arthopodia (terrestrial millipedes and the like).
As there are no other comments, despite over 80 reads, few people will see the post. So, my hope is that Michael Kesseler MikeEK might still be active and similarly interested.
Swimming (drowning?) in the Web, as you do, I am left wondering how someone in iSpot ZA might (apparently) casually suggest 'family Jullidae' and move on without comment.
These appear to be bivalve molluscs in a kind of transparent covering.
There is an interesting read here, www.new1.dli.ernet.in/data1/upload/insa/INSA_1/20005b7c_240.pdf with some promise in the introductory paragraphs. But it is otherwise a difficult tread.
I am no nearer, but I have made a new ID on basis that the post may find its way to a better place.
My ID is anomalous, in the sense that it is seen by iSpot as Julidae, a family of millipedes in the order Julida. But I have discovered that there might be a group of Julidae mentioned in this >> BOOK<<Marine Faunal Diversity in India: Taxonomy, Ecology and Conservation By Krishnamoorthy Venkataraman, Chandrakasan Sivaperuman
So I hope someone comes to rescue this post.

Pbsouthwood's picture

Gastropod family is Juliidae

Note the one 'l', two 'i's.
However, this does not look like any Juliid for which I can find an illustration or photograph.
That does not mean a great deal, as there don't seem to be many reliable photos around that I can find, but all the Juliidae that I can find photos of are green or greenish brown, and have a narrow foot and distinct head with large rhinophores, so I don't think this is a Juliidae sp.
I have Gosliner, Behrens and Valdes, 2008: Indo-Pacific Nudibranchs and Sea slugs. It is not in there.
So, I have no idea what it is, but will mail Terry Gosliner and ask him to have a look.

Peter Southwood.
Southern Underwater Research Group
Photos licensed https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/

dejayM's picture

Moving

That's good Peter and thanks for coming. I will try an amendment for the ID.
84 reads when I picked this up..
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Pbsouthwood's picture

Obscure group

I have no personal acquaintance with the Galeommatidae - never heard of them before today. Not much on the internet either.
If anyone finds a good reference, please post here.

Peter Southwood.
Southern Underwater Research Group
Photos licensed https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/

dejayM's picture

Starting over

Oh what a good start Peter, well done.
http://www.calacademy.org/explore-science/terry-gosliner ?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galeommatidae has a list of species worth checking
The BHL has Stuff (143 refs) which I will wade through over the next week or so.
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/name/Galeommatidae# - they always need patience. I have some.
I had Scintilla in my notes when I began, there's a lookalike or two on the web. I'll get to some
http://www.gbif.org/species/3457 sub Arctic to Antarctic
Pretty? https://www.flickr.com/photos/artour_a/8409246167/ the yellow one?
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Pbsouthwood's picture

That is the right Terry Gosliner

Good luck with an ID!

Peter Southwood.
Southern Underwater Research Group
Photos licensed https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/