This is not nudibranch or sea slug
» If you find this species has been misidentified, please let us know
Identification is verified by Neville Coleman, Nudi Pixel expert
Comment from Neville Coleman: FAMILY: OVULIDAE
COMMON NAME: EGG COWRY
SCIENTIFIC NAMES: Ovula ovum
REMARKS: This is a juvenile specimen with typical balloon – like pustules on the mantle. The species is widely distributed throughout the Indo - Pacific , from the Red Sea to the South Pacific and grows to a size of 120 mm. It feeds on soft corals of the genus Sarcophyton spp. and Lobophytum sp.
Comment from the photographer: When I submitted #10755, I thought the traverse line rather odd. When I saw this one, with the disproportionately large foot, I looked closer and lightly probed the skin. As can be seen here, it parts, and I think it is perhaps some kind of cowry or such.
|Camera:||Nikon D2x › View EXIF properties|
|Taken on:||January 7, 2009|
|Posted:||4 years ago|
|Updated:||4 years ago|
Other photos of Ovula ovum