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post #1 of 18 Old 02-06-2012, 03:01 PM Thread Starter
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Please help me ID snails

Got these a while back and failed to write down their species. They were sold together and have nearly identical shells, but their face colorations are very different. I'm guessing they are same species, but different varieties.

They look sorta like a 'spotted rabbit snail' to me, but I can't find online pics that match this color pattern with a smooth shell. Also, in good light the shell has a metallic sheen; looking almost bronze.
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post #2 of 18 Old 02-06-2012, 07:16 PM
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The long cone kinda reminds me of an assassin snail. The coloration doesn't seem right though.
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post #3 of 18 Old 02-07-2012, 05:35 AM
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not assassin that is 100% certain ... possibly MTS Malaysian trumpet snail

the 2nd is hard to tell because there is no side shot or ruler to gauge the size... possibly a small apple snail or a mystery snail

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post #4 of 18 Old 02-07-2012, 09:55 PM Thread Starter
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Ah, of course, size does matter here. Their shells are are about 2" long and are pretty much identical; only the face/body is different and then only in color. The individual on the left is mostly solid brown with the rust red cheek stripes. The one on the right is mottled brown; what you see on his foot is the same as his face.

Note: They were sold to me as the exact same species (though misidentification on the seller's part is always possible).
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post #5 of 18 Old 02-07-2012, 10:03 PM
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They might be golden rabbit snails.

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post #6 of 18 Old 02-07-2012, 10:31 PM Thread Starter
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They might be golden rabbit snails.
They do look very similar to my gold rabbits. They are the same size and have similar angles. But the golds have a very rough shell, while these are smooth. And on the body/face of my gold rabbits, there is a heavy ribbed texture.

Maybe not golden rabbits, but another variation of rabbit?
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post #7 of 18 Old 02-07-2012, 10:45 PM
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Was thinking that but not sure what they could be as I dont see any traits that I recognize in them.

10g Fry / Hospital / QT tank (as needed)

75g Saltwater Reef, Ocellaris Clownfish, Lyretail Antias (baby), Lemon damsel, Longtail Fairy Wrasse, purple dottyback, snails, crabs and a few LPS corals.

220g Still sitting empty (come on Lottery I need the numbers to come up!)
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post #8 of 18 Old 02-07-2012, 10:45 PM Thread Starter
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BTW, when I bough these two, I also bought a third (again, supposedly 'same' snail breed). Here is the third one; his color pattern is solid brown.
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post #9 of 18 Old 02-07-2012, 10:48 PM Thread Starter
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Here is rule and close-up for the one with the red cheeks:
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post #10 of 18 Old 02-07-2012, 10:56 PM Thread Starter
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Last, but not least, the spotted fellow:
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