A global community of nature enthusiasts photographing and learning about wildlife
Project Noah Nature School
Spotted this type of sea snail at a depth of 8m. It was nearly perfectly camouflaged by a stand of staghorn coral. It was roughly 4cm long.
Lovely pictures you got there!
No problem my new friend Blogie. Anytime. ;-)
Thanks very much for your help, rafpicardal! :)
It's Coralliophila (Coralliophila) neritoidea,(Lamarck, J.B.P.A. de, 1816) Common in the Indo-Pacific to Africa..Yes it's a coral that covers on it.. :-)
The spiky protrusions you see are part of its shell. I don't think coral grew over it...
It looks like some coral took hold ,grew, and covered its shell.
so it crawled inside in the coral and is only visible in the last photo?
Spotted on Feb 29, 2012 Submitted on Feb 29, 2012
Join the Project Noah Team