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flamingo tongue cowrie

Cyphoma gibbosa

Description:

common mollusk that feeds on soft corals and gorgonians including sea fans.

Habitat:

Relatively shallow water. This one was at about 5 feet

Notes:

The shell is a dull beige to white, but the mantle of the animal is orange with black rings

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KarenSaxton
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KarenSaxton

Belize

Spotted on Dec 30, 2012
Submitted on Apr 20, 2013

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