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Flamingo Tongue

Cyphoma gibbosum


This brightly coloured sea snail measured about 1.5 inches, pictured here feeding on coral.


Found on reefs in tropical waters of the Western Atlantic.

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Debbie Stewart
Debbie Stewart 10 years ago

I suppose thats why the spots look so clear because it is on a shell rather than flesh!

Ron Caswell
Ron Caswell 10 years ago

I was also surprised that it has a hard shell.

kilee.ferguson 10 years ago

I was scuba diving in Honduras and they let me touch one. I thought it would be squishy, but in reality it's hard and smooth!

Debbie Stewart
Debbie Stewart 10 years ago

Amazing...looks just like its spots have been stencilled on :)

Ron Caswell
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Ron Caswell

Coxen Hole, Honduras

Spotted on Feb 12, 2013
Submitted on Mar 16, 2013

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