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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Epitonium billeeanum from Tioman, Malaysia
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