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Flamingo Tongue Snail

Cyphoma gibbosum

Description:

Photo take at -35 ft on a coral reef this one is feeding on a sea rod . It is about 3 cm long and can be observed attached to gorgonians upon which it exclusively feeds. Unlike nudibranchs, flamingo tongue snails have a shell; however, the shell is typically not visible in living animals due to the mantle flesh covering it. When alive, the snail appears yellow-orange with irregular shaped spots ringed in black. However, the mantle can be retracted, exposing the shell. This snail is extremely over-collected and must be protected.

Habitat:

Found on coral reef from Florida all the Caribbean sea to Brazil

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3 Comments

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 8 years ago

Thanks Muckpuk and Karen diving can change your life :):)

KarenL
KarenL 8 years ago

Wow! Awesome! Your photos make me really wish I could dive Gerardo.

Muckpuk
Muckpuk 8 years ago

WONDERFULL! What a fantastic picture!

Gerardo Aizpuru
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Gerardo Aizpuru

Mexico

Spotted on Nov 11, 2012
Submitted on Nov 11, 2012

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