Cypraea staphylaea

This is not nudibranch or sea slug

Cypraea staphylaea
Photographed by: Angelo de Faveri

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

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #32634
This photo shows a juvenile individual that is crawling actively, so its mantle with its large bulbous papillae is completely covering the shell.

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Pictures of Cypraea staphylaea

Cypraea staphylaea from Malindi, KenyaIdentification reviewed by Richard Willan
Location: Malindi, Kenya
Posted 6 years ago
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