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Flamingo Tongue

Cyphoma gibbosum

Description:

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.

Habitat:

Akumal reef, Mexico

Notes:

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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2 Comments

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 7 years ago

Great series :)

I find these so unique, rare and beautiful :)

ChrisP
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ChrisP

Quintana Roo, Mexico

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

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