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Vomer Conch

Strombus vomer


Also known as Strombus Conch. They feed nocturnally on fish, invertebrates, sponges, algae and ascidians. They grow to a length of about 15cm.


Found singly on sand and rubble areas of coral and rocky reefs, lagoons and estuaries, at depths of 10 to 30m. They have a scattered distribution across the Western Pacific but are generally uncommon.


Spotted this critter at a depth of about 12m during a night dive.

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34 Comments (1–25)

Awesome !

CostaBoyJack 8 years ago


Caleb Steindel
Caleb Steindel 8 years ago

what the heck...

amazing spot, by the way

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 9 years ago

Congratulations! Blogie

Wild Things
Wild Things 9 years ago


ChunXingWong 9 years ago

I love the second picture showing it's beautiful eyes.

Blogie 9 years ago

You're always funny, Argybee! :D
Thanks, pamsai!

pamsai 9 years ago

Yes Argybee, especially when it's cold!
Blogie, "doona" is Aussie for quilt, eiderdown, duvet etc, the thing that keeps you snuggly and warm in bed...

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 9 years ago

Ha ha! Are you having a laugh at our freezing weather Blogie? No I guess not. I first wrote 'blanket' but thought this shell looks much thicker so I put doona instead. Sorry everyone... blanket, rug, duvet, quilt, bedspread, etc.. will all suffice for this serious problem... they all slip off sideways unwantedly. 8-)]

Blogie 9 years ago

@Argybee - What's a "doona"?

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 9 years ago

Isn't it so annoying when the doona keeps sliding off to one side.

CarolSnowMilne 9 years ago

The Magic Conch!

C.Sydes 9 years ago

congrats Blogie, stunning piccies of this wonky-eyed wonder

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 9 years ago

Congrats Blogie. A well deserved sotd.

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 9 years ago

Grate shots Blogie as always:)

Blogie 9 years ago

How I wish I was able to take a video of this sea snail. Rest assured, next time I spot this on a future night dive, I'll make sure to capture it on video! :)

Blogie 9 years ago

Thanks, Yasser! And thanks to everyone who has taken the time to post comments and favorited my spotting. It's very rewarding to know that my underwater photos are getting so much attention from people around the world. :)

Eric Noora
Eric Noora 9 years ago


tibiprada 9 years ago

cute !

DanielePralong 9 years ago

The eyes are incredible! Congrats Blogie!

KarenL 9 years ago

Awesome! Congratulations!

Atul 9 years ago

beautiful , congrats!

What a moment.... wonderful pic.

harsuame 9 years ago

Woww Bello

Yasser 9 years ago

Blogie, this great shot has earned you another Spotting of the Day! Thanks for all of your incredible contributions and all your efforts to protect these precious ocean ecosystems.

"The Vomer Conch, also known as the Strombus Conch, feeds nocturnally on fish, invertebrates, sponges, algae and ascidians."


Spotted by

Davao Del Norte, Philippines

Spotted on Mar 14, 2012
Submitted on Mar 18, 2012

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