Casmaria ponderosa ponderosa
Also known as Atlantic Casmaria, C. ponderosa is normally a species of large sea snails in the Cassidae family (helmet snails and bonnet snails).
Occurs in the Red Sea, Indian Ocean, and in the the Pacific Ocean. Found at depths of 18 to 55m.
Spotted this snail's empty shell under a rock in about 20m of water at the dive site called Angel's Cove, Talikud Island, Philippines. It measured roughly 3.5cm long and about 1.75cm at its widest.
Lat: 6.96, Long: 125.68
Spotted on Jul 22, 2012
Submitted on Jul 24, 2012