Cypraea teres

Gmelin, 1791

Also known as: Blasicrura teres teres, Blasicrura teres

This is not nudibranch or sea slug

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Cypraea teres from Sangeang Island, Indonesia
Identification verified by Richard Willan
 

Identification is verified by Richard Willan, Nudi Pixel expert

Comment from Richard Willan: Side view of a species of cowrie with the mantle lobes (which are covered with papillae) folded over the shell thus concealing the shell completely.
 

Comment from the photographer: this is not a nudi
 

Location:Sangeang Island, Indonesia
Photographer:Luisfer Diego
Camera:Nikon D70View EXIF properties
Taken on:August 7, 2007
Viewed:810 times
Posted:8 years ago
Updated:7 years ago

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Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class:Gastropoda
Subclass:Prosobranchia
Order:Sorbeoconcha
Family:Cypraeidae
Species:Cypraea teres