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 Post subject: Re: aquatic creature quiz (RV)
Unread postPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 12:32 am 
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Hi BushFairy :)

nice info here: http://www.aquarium.co.za/species_exhib ... s/hagfish/


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Thanks Toko!! :thumbs_up: Incredibly interesting!!

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Cursed by lobster fishermen for the quantities of slime they produce when startled, these oceanic oozers secrete a white fluid which expands rapidly on contact with seawater, producing enough slime to fill a 7-litre bucket in minutes.

:big_eyes: That is so disgusting!! And it looks like something out of a horror movie!!

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:shock: a hagfish can smother itself with its own slime

http://www.whaletimes.org/hagfish.htm


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Interesting question and info!! :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:

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Oops, apologies, long overdue.


Some refer to me as a South African pagri. Others as Turbo or Giant.
I have gills.
And a little lid.
I am a delicacy to some.

What am I and tell me more?

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First to post is IT.

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 Post subject: Re: aquatic creature quiz (RV)
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Eisch, I am having problems signing in and staying signed in. :wall: :wall: :wall: :wall: :wall: :wall:


But will quickly try to slip the answer in here for those who might like to know.


I was referring to the Giant periwinkle, i.e. the Alikreukel / Arikreukel. I am unable to post links at the moment. :wall: :wall:

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Elzet wrote:
I am unable to post links at the moment. :wall: :wall:


Image no links. I have been looking forward to your links for weeeeeks


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:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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I am the largest of my type in the KZN waters. I have nine teeth. I can swim. My estate consists of a home for my children and grand children.



What am I?

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Whale shark? :hmz:

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Nope, Songodin. :wink:

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•IDENTIFICATION

The mud crab is the largest marine or estuarine crab found in KwaZulu-Natal and is a member of the swimming crab family. The carapace is oval with nine pairs of equal-sized marginal teeth. The nippers are substantially larger in males than in females. They are green-brown in colour with the limbs having a net-like pattern especially on the paddle-shaped last pair. The mud crab can reach a size of 30 cm carapace length.

•DISTRIBUTION

Mud crabs are found in open, large estuaries with a muddy substrate. They occur from Knysna northwards along the east coast and in many tropical parts of the world. In KwaZulu-Natal, they are found in most of our estuaries. Mud crabs live in burrows which extend into the ground at an angle of approximately 30 degrees. Burrows extend below the low water mark and always contain some water. Burrows appear to be permanent structures used by successive generations.


http://www.kznwildlife.com/index.php?/Mud-Crab.html




Let's get this thread back on track. First to post is IT! :thumbs_up:

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When you go down to the beach you may notice what looks like green sludge or often just green sand near the waters edge (often by rock pools). I am actually two creatures....what am I?

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