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Photo take at -30 ft on a coral reef, This beauty is moving on a gorgonia which is its favorite food as well. 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.
Found on shallow waters coral reefs from Florida all the Caribbean sea to Brazil
This snail is extremely over-collected and must be protected.