Scutus unguis

(Linnaeus, 1758)

This is not nudibranch or sea slug

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Scutus unguis from Watamu, Kenya
Identification verified by Richard Willan
 

Identification is verified by Richard Willan, Nudi Pixel expert

Comment from Richard Willan: Called Elephant Snails or Shield Shells, members of the genus Scutus have a white flattened shell partially covered by extensions of the foot. They are in the same family as the keyhole limpets and slit limpets.
 

Thanks to Vishal Bhave for suggesting identification for this species

Location:Watamu, Kenya
Photographer:Angelo de Faveri
Camera:Olympus EVOLT E-410View EXIF properties
Taken on:December 23, 2009
Viewed:702 times
Posted:7 years ago
Updated:7 years ago

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Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class:Gastropoda
Subclass:Prosobranchia
Family:Fissurellidae
Species:Scutus unguis