Epitonium billeeanum

DuShane & Bratcher, 1965

This is not nudibranch or sea slug

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Epitonium billeeanum from Lembeh, Indonesia
Identification verified by Richard Willan
 

Identification is verified by Richard Willan, Nudi Pixel expert

Comment from Richard Willan: This is the legendary Golden Wentletrap that feeds on Daffodil Corals (yellow and golden Tubastrea spp.). Normally these staircase shells, as wentletraps are also called, never leave their coral hosts. This one looks to be crawling actively in search of its coral.
 

Location:Lembeh, Indonesia
Photographer:Mike Krampf
Camera:Olympus μ600View EXIF properties
Taken on:July 2, 2007
Viewed:2076 times
Posted:10 years ago
Updated:9 years ago

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Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class:Gastropoda
Subclass:Orthogastropoda
Order:Neotaenioglossa
Family:Epitoniidae
Species:Epitonium billeeanum