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Porcelana

Luria lurida

Description:

"Smooth and shining like porcelain, this beautiful Brown Cowry (Luria lurida) is our Spotting of the Day! Cowries are marine gastropod mollusks in the family Cypraeidae. Luria lurida is found in the Mediterranean Sea as well as along West Africa. This species is carnivorous and feeds on sponges. This spotting was made at night, when the cowry spreads its mantle over its shell, cleaning and polishing it. Check it out!" Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectnoah/pho...... Twitter: https://twitter.com/projectnoah/status/1...... Thanks for information: Daniele Pralong.

Notes:

Es durante la noche cuando extiende su manto negro sobre la concha, limpiándolo y abrillantándolo.

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13 Comments

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 3 years ago

was it walking?

eulalia rubio
eulalia rubio 3 years ago

Thanks.

MrityunjoyChandra
MrityunjoyChandra 3 years ago

wowww!! amazing spotting. Congrats from India <3

Zlatan Celebic
Zlatan Celebic 3 years ago

Wow! Great spotting and beautiful photos. Congrats

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 3 years ago

Congratulations.

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 3 years ago

Congratulations on your SOTD, Eulalia. This is a really interesting creature, and not something we'd see every day. Awesome.

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 3 years ago

Congratulations Eulalia, your beautiful Porcelana is our Spotting of the Day:

"Smooth and shining like porcelain, this beautiful Brown Cowry (Luria lurida) is our Spotting of the Day! Cowries are marine gastropod mollusks in the family Cypraeidae. Luria lurida is found in the Mediterranean Sea as well as along West Africa. This species is carnivorous and feeds on sponges. This spotting was made at night, when the cowry spreads its mantle over its shell, cleaning and polishing it. Check it out!"

Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/projectnoah/pho...

Twitter:
https://twitter.com/projectnoah/status/1...

eulalia rubio
eulalia rubio 3 years ago

Thanks, Mark.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 3 years ago

That is one beautiful conch.

eulalia rubio
eulalia rubio 3 years ago

Wellcome, Neil.

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 3 years ago

Beautiful. Great spotting, Eulalia. Thanks for adding the reference link too :)

eulalia rubio
eulalia rubio 3 years ago

Yes. Thanks, Daniele 😊

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 3 years ago

What a beautiful organism!

eulalia rubio
Spotted by
eulalia rubio

Cartagena, Región de Murcia, Spain

Spotted on Jul 31, 2018
Submitted on Jul 31, 2018

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