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Pacific Partridge Tun

Tonna perdix

Description:

A large species of sea snail whose shell pattern and brownish color reminds one of a partridge. "The Partridge Tun hunts across the flats at night and ventures up onto the reef. It feeds mostly on sea cucumbers; once prey is located, it is held in the extensive foot while the mollusk buries to consume its meal. " - Source: Neville Coleman's Marine Life eGuide

Notes:

Spotted during a night dive at Dive and Trek House Reef.

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2 Comments

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 9 years ago

wow !!

Blogie
Blogie 9 years ago

Wow, look at that awesome mantle! Always amazes me when I think about how it fits all that into its shell. :D

Eric, I hope you can include this (and your other similar spottings) to the Mollusca mission. Here's the link: http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/1214...

Eric Noora
Spotted by
Eric Noora

Batangas, Philippines

Spotted on Jan 21, 2012
Submitted on Feb 10, 2012

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