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Peach snail. Caracol melocoton

Berthellina edwardsii

Description:

It is an opistobranquio of 4 to 6 centimeters in length. His body is swollen reddish orange and slightly transparent, often with a dark patch of something faded in the center. It has an inner shell. Its oral tentacles are smooth and rolled, the oral veil is visible. The gills are located on the right side of the body, between the foot and the edge of the mantle, which can lift to facilitate breathing. The gills are bi-sectioned, formed by an axis with a double row of tubers.

Es un opistobranquio de 4 a 6 centímetros de longitud. Tiene el cuerpo hinchado de color naranja rojizo y un poco transparente, a menudo con una mancha oscura algo desvaída en el centro. Posee una concha interna. Sus tentáculos orales son lisos y enrollados, el velo oral es visible. Las branquias las tiene situadas en la parte derecha del cuerpo, entre el pie y el borde del manto, que puede levantar para facilitar la respiración. Las branquias son bipectinadas, formadas por un eje con una doble fila de tubérculos.

Habitat:

Under a rock on the rocky coast of Cabo de Palos. Mediterranean Sea.
Debajo de una piedra en la costa rocosa de Cabo de Palos. Mar Mediterráneo.

Notes:

My video of Berthellina edwardsii: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X5qRUFQs...

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eulalia rubio
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Cartagena, Murcia, Spain

Lat: 37.63, Long: -0.69

Spotted on Aug 9, 2017
Submitted on Aug 9, 2017

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