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Tridacna squamosa Lamarck 1819, the Fluted Giant Clam. Distinguished by the presence of large leaf-like fluted edges on its shell. South Africa to the Red Sea to the Marshall Islands. To sixteen inches across.  Relies on photosynthesis for a major part of its nutrition.  RobB pic Fiji 2017

Lopha cristagalli (Linnaeus 1758), the Cock's Comb Oyster. Indo-West Pacific; including the Red Sea. Characteristic even opening "zig zag" shells, and less calcification than Hyotissa above. Can be kept in aquariums lacking predatory starfishes. Filter feeders that can be serviced by utilizing timers to shut off filter pumps temporarily. Attach to hard substrates. Fiji 2017 by RobB
 


Chromodoris lochi Rudman 1982. Pale blue bodied, black lines. Small gills, broken blue lines, consistently colored tentacles and rhinophores yellow-pink. Feeds on sponges. Fiji 2017
 


Phyllidia varicosa Lamarck, 1801. Red Sea to Hawai'i. To nearly three inches in length. Common; with yellow rhinophores, longitudinal blue ridges with yellow tops and black lines between To 4.5".  Fiji 2017
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