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Saltstraumen DiveCamp
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8056 Saltstraumen
Phone: (+47) 922 60 560
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Rusty scaleworm - Lepidonotus squamatus

Photo and text: Vebjørn Karlsen

Lepidonotus squamatus – or commonly know as a Rusty scaleworm as scales that covers the back. You can find it both shallow and down to great depths. It lives among kelp, under rocks and among mussels. It it gets disturbed it can roll up like a ball toprotect itself. On the menu you will find that it likes smaller animals and algeas.
On one picture you can see it trying to eat a skeleton shrimp, but it got away this time. The picture is taken at 20 m depth in Oksebåsen.

Skjellrygg Foto Vebjørn Karlsen Saltstraumen DykkeCamp   Skjellrygg Foto Vebjørn Karlsen Saltstraumen DykkeCamp

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