Cypraea ventriculus

Lamarck, 1810

This is not nudibranch or sea slug

Cypraea ventriculus
Photographed by: Ken Tucker

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

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #11483
A species of cowrie with the mantle lobes (which are covered with papillae) folded over the shell thus concealing the shell completely.

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Pictures of Cypraea ventriculus

Cypraea ventriculus from Lembeh, IndonesiaIdentification reviewed by Richard Willan
Posted 9 years ago
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Cypraea ventriculus from Lembeh, IndonesiaIdentification reviewed by Richard Willan
Posted 8 years ago
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