Natica arachnoidea

Gmelin, 1791

This is not nudibranch or sea slug

Natica arachnoidea
Photographed by: Dave Morgan

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class:Gastropoda
Subclass:Orthogastropoda
Order:Neotaenioglossa
Family:Naticidae
Species:Natica arachnoidea

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #1347
The shell, which is spherical, has a pattern of dark (brown or reddish brown) markings like a spider’s web. The animal has a shelly operculum. Judging by the shape of its shell, this individual is juvenile.

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Pictures of Natica arachnoidea

Natica arachnoidea from Lembeh, IndonesiaIdentification reviewed by Richard Willan
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