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Tapering Cowrie

Talostolida teres

Description:

Oblong cowrie ~ 2 cm long. The shell is creamy white with prominent brown markings. The body, including mantle, antennae and siphon, is orange.

Habitat:

Near shore tropical waters; coral reef ecosystem.

Notes:

Spotted offshore of Leeward Oahu. Date is notional, ca. 1983. Original medium was photoprint, taken with Nikonos III using close-up kit and flash; print subsequently scanned and image saved as digital file.

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Allen Hoof
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Allen Hoof

Hawaii, USA

Spotted on Jun 19, 1983
Submitted on Dec 6, 2011

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