Epitonium billeeanum

DuShane & Bratcher, 1965

This is not nudibranch or sea slug

Epitonium billeeanum
Photographed by: Indra Swari

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class:Gastropoda
Subclass:Orthogastropoda
Order:Neotaenioglossa
Family:Epitoniidae
Species:Epitonium billeeanum

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #1153
This is the legendary Golden Wentletrap that feeds on Daffodil Corals (yellow and golden Tubastrea spp.). Normally these staircase shells, as wentletraps are also called, never leave their coral hosts. This one looks to be crawling actively in search of its coral.

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Pictures of Epitonium billeeanum

Epitonium billeeanum from Ambon, IndonesiaIdentification reviewed by Richard Willan
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Epitonium billeeanum from Lembeh, IndonesiaIdentification reviewed by Richard Willan
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Epitonium billeeanum from Cebu, Philippines
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Epitonium billeeanum from Lembeh, IndonesiaIdentification reviewed by Neville Coleman
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Epitonium billeeanum from Mergui Archipelago, MyanmarIdentification reviewed by Richard Willan
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Epitonium billeeanum from Apo Island, Philippines
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Epitonium billeeanum from Tioman, Malaysia
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Epitonium billeeanum from Mergui Archipelago, Myanmar
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Epitonium billeeanum from Koh Phi Phi, Thailand
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Epitonium billeeanum from Saparua, Indonesia
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Epitonium billeeanum from Watamu, Kenya
Location: Watamu, Kenya
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Epitonium billeeanum from Bunaken, Indonesia
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