Cypraea clandestina

Linnaeus, 1767

This is not nudibranch or sea slug

Cypraea clandestina
Photographed by: Luisfer Diego

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

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #11482
Rear view of a species of cowrie with the mantle lobes (which are covered with white papillae) folded over the shell thus concealing the shell completely.

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Pictures of Cypraea clandestina

Cypraea clandestina from Sangeang Island, IndonesiaIdentification reviewed by Richard Willan
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