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Type of sea snail

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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.

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7 Comments

rafpicardal
rafpicardal 8 years ago

Lovely pictures you got there!

rafpicardal
rafpicardal 8 years ago

No problem my new friend Blogie. Anytime. ;-)

Blogie
Blogie 8 years ago

Thanks very much for your help, rafpicardal! :)

rafpicardal
rafpicardal 8 years ago

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.. :-)

Blogie
Blogie 9 years ago

The spiky protrusions you see are part of its shell. I don't think coral grew over it...

LivanEscudero
LivanEscudero 9 years ago

It looks like some coral took hold ,grew, and covered its shell.

Maria dB
Maria dB 9 years ago

so it crawled inside in the coral and is only visible in the last photo?

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Davao Del Norte, Philippines

Spotted on Feb 29, 2012
Submitted on Feb 29, 2012

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