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stargatedalek

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Seapig (Kaiyodo -Deep Sea)
« on: July 05, 2014, 01:19:49 AM »






its a lovely little figure, not much to it, but not much needs to be to make it accurate
its small (as you can see) and doesn't take up much space
the base has the name on one side and the size and native depth on the other
a must for any deep sea fans collection, it makes a lovely companion piece for dioramas
it comes off the base and stands on its own with no fuss, which is a plus in my book

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scotoplanes
Scotoplanes live on deep ocean bottoms, specifically on the abyssal plain in the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Ocean, typically at depths of over 1000 meters. Some related species can be found in the Antarctic. Scotoplanes (and all deep-sea holothurians) are deposit feeders, and obtain food by extracting organic particles from deep-sea mud. Scotoplanes globosa has been observed to demonstrate strong preferences for rich, organic food that has freshly fallen from the ocean's surface, and uses olfaction to locate preferred food sources such as whale corpses. Scotoplanes, like many sea cucumbers, often occur in huge densities, sometimes numbering in the hundreds when observed. Early collections have recorded 300 to 600 individual specimens per trawl. Sea pigs are also known to host different parasitic invertebrates, including gastropods (snails) and small tanaid crustaceans.

scale is approximately 1:4 - 1:6
« Last Edit: July 21, 2014, 02:35:56 PM by stargatedalek »


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Re: Seapig (Kaiyodo -Deep Sea)
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2014, 11:56:47 AM »
Really cool figure  ^-^. Thanks for share friend
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Re: Seapig (Kaiyodo -Deep Sea)
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2014, 12:20:18 PM »
thanks
I managed to acquire it fairly recently so it was quick to come to mind

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Re: Seapig (Kaiyodo -Deep Sea)
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2014, 04:55:23 PM »
Very interesting figurine  :)

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Re: Seapig (Kaiyodo -Deep Sea)
« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2014, 03:19:17 PM »
An wonderful little figure. :) For those who didn't know already, this is a sea cucumber! It's so odd that at least one other company (Agatsuma Entertainment) made a figure of the same species, too. 8)