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Margarita Egg Cowry

Diminovula margarita

Description:

Formerly referred to as Globovula margarita.They feed on soft coral and gorgonians, and grow to a length of about 1.5cm.

Habitat:

Found on coral and rocky reefs, usually on their host coral, Dendronephthya. Widespread in the West Pacific, at depths of 5 to 30m.

Notes:

This shell of this mollusk was very tiny -- less than a centimeter long! I spotted it at a depth of about 15m at Isla Reta Beach Resort, during a night dive. The last photo shows two more cowries in the same small patch of soft coral, which they were apparently feeding on.

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3 Comments

Blogie
Blogie 8 years ago

Found the species name of this very attractive cowry -- thanks to whatsthatfish.com!

Blogie
Blogie 8 years ago

Yes, it sure is. :)

DonnaPomeroy
DonnaPomeroy 8 years ago

Just beautiful!

Blogie
Spotted by
Blogie

Davao Del Norte, Philippines

Spotted on Apr 17, 2012
Submitted on Apr 19, 2012

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