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Flamingo Tongue

Cyphoma gibbosum


The flamingo tongue can retract its mantle from the shell. Here it is halfway retracted. In the second photo the mantle is covering the shell completely.


Akumal reef, Mexico


Cyphoma is a genus of predatory tropical sea snails, a taxonomic group of marine gastropod molluscs in the family Ovulidae, a family which is sometimes known as the false cowries or cowry allies.

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Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 7 years ago

Great series :)

I find these so unique, rare and beautiful :)

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Quintana Roo, Mexico

Spotted on Mar 9, 2010
Submitted on Jun 9, 2013

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