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What is this thing - Answered! by Nyaasu What is this thing - Answered! by Nyaasu
AND WE HAVE OUR ANSWER - Thank you to SandfeatherWarrior, JWFIV, and zillabean!
This guy is a Lion's Mane Nudibranch, or
melibe leonina. AND HE'S AWESOME.
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The stupidest things bother me… I was watching a Game Theory video (already not a bright idea) about Majora's Mask and the Gaijin Goomba guy was trying to make everything in MM fit his idea that it's African-inspired, so he insisted that Gyorg was based on a freshwater cichlid native to Africa, just because of mouthbrooding, which plenty of other non-cichlid fish do (including a species of catfish and you should know that Asians are obsessed with catfish). You've probably seen enough fish to agree with me that the rough skin/scale texture, coloration, spines and proportions are just like stonefish, the size, proportions and gulping up a man-sized thing are like the goliath grouper and the teeth, inhabiting (terrorizing?) a bay and "horn" are like the goblin/oni shark (I think the only fish that looks like it has a horn), which are all saltwater species. (Goblin sharks live in Tokyo Bay; now what's more likely, Japanese being inspired by an obscure African fish that doesn't even look like Gyorg, or drawing from their own backyard?) He sounded like he was full of shit on the other stuff, too, but they weren't in my realm of expertise, so I'm not the best to argue them.
(At least I have enough perspective to know that it's stupid that this bothers me, right? That's worth something.)
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Nyaasu Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I feel like with theories like that, people figure them out in this order:
1. Come up with theory.
2. Check to see if enough things can be spun to fit into it
___2.1. If they fit, go with it.
___2.2. If they don't fit, make a new theory.

They ignore the obvious and instead try to cram everything into a new environment, and sometimes it happens to work out for them, and people think it's genius, but it was "figured out" backwards, and therefore is not genius to me at all. xD You don't start by pulling things out of the air and seeing if they fit. You look at what's there and you figure out how it fits together. ...Which is usually exactly how it's presented, and not ANY OTHER WAY.

The power of interpretation is OP. Haha.
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dinoboy1201 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Student Artist
how does it eat
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:iconscythemantis:
scythemantis Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The big, flaring funnel on the right is its gaping mouth! It closes it around small prey, like a fly-trap!
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:iconmaria1423:
maria1423 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Student
I wonder how he eats...
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:iconneonmantisshrimp420:
NeonMantisShrimp420 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks so awesome!
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:iconz-leppelin:
z-leppelin Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's actually a sea trumpet.
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:iconnyaasu:
Nyaasu Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It didn't have a shell, though! I'm 100% sure they have it pegged with Lion's Mane Nudibranch. Check out the photo Zilla found! --> www.coldwaterimages.com/lion_s… That second one is it, to a "T"!

Although, it does look like a trumpet. :lmao:
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z-leppelin Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OH DUDE I WAS JUST MAKING SHIT UP I DIDN'T KNOW A SEA TRUMPET WAS AN ACTUAL CREATURE. WOW. xD
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Nyaasu Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LOL I THOUGHT YOU WERE SERIOUS. xD I MISSED THE JOKE ENTIRELY.
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cheyluvsu03 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I've seen one of those before!
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:iconmistystarbright:
MistyStarBright Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014
Let's just call him Mr.Suction!
:D
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:iconnyaasu:
Nyaasu Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LOL. xD
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:iconmistystarbright:
MistyStarBright Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014
Or Mr.Weirdo!
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:iconsilverzeo:
SilverZeo Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist
He looks like he ready to dry up a certain green space frog...
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:iconharetrinity:
HareTrinity Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
So he is! Cool. :)
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:iconwanderer619:
Wanderer619 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014
He looks like a Ben 10 Alien :)
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:iconunibat:
Unibat Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014   General Artist
Touch it! :stare:
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:iconnyaasu:
Nyaasu Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I WOULD IF IT WAS IN THE PETTING POOL!
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:icongundaam:
Gundaam Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
At least is not a blob fish XD
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MedusaArt Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Student General Artist
I just googled that. Oh dear.
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:icongundaam:
Gundaam Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
He needs moar love than those speshul wolves XP
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:iconmedusaart:
MedusaArt Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Student General Artist
Yes. They do. :lol:
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:iconnyaasu:
Nyaasu Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I just googled that...EWWWWWW xD
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:icongundaam:
Gundaam Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hah! What a fabulous animal indeed XD
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:iconnyaasu:
Nyaasu Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It looks like...a person.

...A really, really ugly person. xD
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:icongundaam:
Gundaam Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
more like Earthbound's Mr. Saturn LOL
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:iconnyaasu:
Nyaasu Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
YES! Hahaha, it really does! xD
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:icongundaam:
Gundaam Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lets chat on skype sometime, youre a very awesome person C:
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Nyaasu Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh! Maybe! I don't often use Skype, but I have before. My name on there is UkeSora, I think! (I forget because I don't use it very often!)
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MedusaArt Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Student General Artist
So did I. :lol:
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:iconnyaasu:
Nyaasu Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
IT'S SO SCARY. xD
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MedusaArt Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Student General Artist
Eh, my daddy works in the fish business, so I'm used to seeing creatures like that.
Still. . . :XD:

I feel like a bad person for saying this, but I remember once Calvin from "Calvin and Hobbes" asked his mom how ugly creatures are actually attracted to each other. . . And I am wondering that right now, especially for this case. :lol:
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Nyaasu Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LOL

They must have a different definition of beauty. xD
Like that one episode of the Twilight Zone... x3
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MedusaArt Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Student General Artist
Call me a bad person for this, but I never got into the Twilight Zone. . . And I got this message as I was looking at Twilight stamps. (I must be the only person who actually likes those books. :lol: )
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Nyaasu Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nah, you're not a bad person for not liking Twilight Zone, that's silly!

You're a bad person for liking Twilight!

J/K LOL I'M SO KIDDING I JUST HAD TO SAY IT. xD

But seriously no, that doesn't make you a bad person at all. xD
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panther-star Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Huh, I've never seen anything like that, sorry. But hey, cool photo! :D
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Tweezel Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Student General Artist
I has NO idea. :3
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tigerus15 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014
coolest fish ever
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Nyaasu Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I would have to agree, he's pretty damn cool!
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zillabean Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
:iconsandfeatherwarrior: and :jwfiv: mentioned Melibe Leonina and I looked up a bunch of pics and it looks proper!  Look at the bottom pic:


Nice find, guys! 

ALSO THIS IS HORRIFYING and cute and gross and awesome all at once
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Nyaasu Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I googled what they had said and didn't find this exact one, but that's DEFINITELY him. YAY! I knew I could count on my internet buddies!

LOL That's why I wanted to know more about him! But of course, NO PLAQUE. NO DESCRIPTION ON MAP/GUIDE.
But he and his buddies were definitely the coolest/weirdest things in the tank.
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zillabean Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I have never seen one of these in a pet shop before, so I would have done the same thing.  WTF ARE YOUUUUU
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Nyaasu Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It was an aquarium, actually! So you'd think there'd be signs everywhere! But not for any of the cool guys we liked.

Luckily I knew what the isopod was.
But beyond that we were very lost.
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JWFIV Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014
It's a type of nudibranch: Melibe leonina

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Nyaasu Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! And I like it! It's a very cool little animal! :D
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moonwing-115 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014
looks like the larva stage of a jellyfish
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Kathpittbull Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014
Y
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Eliza-1985 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
kreepy~
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CelestialRainicorn Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks pretty scary
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