View Full Version : ID please

04-12-2005, 6:46 PM
Can anyone tell me what this is?
IT looks like a slug, but has a shell on part of its back.
It is reef safe?

04-12-2005, 8:17 PM
chiton , or something spelled likt that? if it looked like a mini volcano then I would say limpet but if flatter then chiton. I believe safe.

I googled. spelled correctly. sample link

04-13-2005, 7:21 AM
I vote for do you pronouce that word? :lol:

04-13-2005, 9:03 AM
khytun like kite in the wind

04-13-2005, 10:08 AM
Thanks for the information.
From what I have read on the web, it seems to be reef safe.
I guess I will just leave it alone..

04-13-2005, 10:11 PM
From the looks of the pic the body of the snail looks to be fairly longer than the shell. Looks more like it could be a Stomatella Varia. Type of snail, herbivore, good for the system. They readily reproduce in our systems and the eggs are great food for the fish and corals, provided they can catch them... :lol: IPSF sells them as "Sea Bunnies" , almost at the bottom of the page

Here are a few links with actual pics

04-14-2005, 1:22 PM
Thanks Cyberchef!!
That information helps a lot...