Ovula ovum

(Linnaeus, 1758)

This is not nudibranch or sea slug

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Ovula ovum from Lembeh, Indonesia
Identification verified by Neville Coleman
 

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.
 

Location:Lembeh, Indonesia
Photographer:Ken Tucker
Camera:Nikon D2xView EXIF properties
Taken on:January 7, 2009
Viewed:1809 times
Posted:8 years ago
Updated:8 years ago

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Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class:Gastropoda
Subclass:Prosobranchia
Order:Sorbeoconcha
Family:Cypraeidae
Species:Ovula ovum