Staphylaea staphylaea

(Linnaeus, 1758)

This is not nudibranch or sea slug

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Staphylaea staphylaea from Bali, Indonesia
Identification verified by Richard Willan

Identification is verified by Richard Willan, Nudi Pixel expert

Comment from Richard Willan: This cowrie shell [here the shell is completely covered by the animal so it is not visible], is distinctive in having long finger-like projections off the mantle with short side branches arising near the largest projections. One can just make out the line where the two halves of the mantle touch each other dorsally (just to the right of the midline). Rather than being included in the broad genus Cypraea, this species of cowrie is now properly placed in the genus Staphylaea, so its name is what’s called a tautonym – Staphylaea staphylaea.

Editor's note: This is probably a cowrie

Location:Bali, Indonesia
Photographer:Graham Abbott
Camera:Unknown Unknown › View EXIF properties
Taken on:June 28, 2007
Viewed:1613 times
Posted:9 years ago
Updated:8 years ago

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Staphylaea staphylaea from Watamu, KenyaIdentification reviewed by Felix Lorenz
Location: Watamu, Kenya
Updated 6 years ago
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Scientific Classification

Species:Staphylaea staphylaea