Ovula ovum

(Linnaeus, 1758)

This is not nudibranch or sea slug

Ovula ovum
Photographed by: Ken Tucker

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class:Gastropoda
Subclass:Prosobranchia
Order:Sorbeoconcha
Family:Cypraeidae
Species:Ovula ovum

Comment from Felix Lorenz on photo #15335
Juvenile

Comment from Felix Lorenz on photo #16444
Juvenile

Comment from Neville Coleman on photo #11074
FAMILY: OVULIDAE

COMMON NAME: EGG COWRY

SCIENTIFIC NAMES: Ovula ovum

REMARKS: This is a juvenile specimen with typical balloon – like pustules on the mantle. The species is widely distributed throughout the Indo - Pacific , from the Red Sea to the South Pacific and grows to a size of 120 mm. It feeds on soft corals of the genus Sarcophyton spp. and Lobophytum sp.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #11322
A juvenile individual.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #10755
A juvenile individual with the mantle lobes closed up as to completely conceal the shell.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #6366
Juveniles have a remarkable mimetic resemblance to Phyllidia varicosa. In adults, the mantle lobes are completely smooth and entirely black.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #1551
An adult in situ on its food soft coral. Both lobes of the mantle are extended so as to hide the pure white shell.

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Pictures of Ovula ovum

Ovula ovum from Sabah, MalaysiaIdentification reviewed by Felix Lorenz
Location: Sabah, Malaysia
Posted 8 years ago
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Ovula ovum from Cabilao Island, PhilippinesIdentification reviewed by Felix Lorenz
Posted 8 years ago
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Ovula ovum from Cabilao Island, PhilippinesIdentification reviewed by Felix Lorenz
Posted 8 years ago
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Ovula ovum from North Sulawesi, IndonesiaIdentification reviewed by Felix Lorenz
Posted 8 years ago
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Ovula ovum from North Sulawesi, IndonesiaIdentification reviewed by Felix Lorenz
Posted 8 years ago
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Ovula ovum from North Sulawesi, IndonesiaIdentification reviewed by Felix Lorenz
Posted 8 years ago
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Ovula ovum from Bali, IndonesiaIdentification reviewed by Felix Lorenz
Location: Bali, Indonesia
Posted 8 years ago
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Ovula ovum from Lembeh, IndonesiaIdentification reviewed by Felix Lorenz
Posted 7 years ago
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Ovula ovum from Lankayan, MalaysiaIdentification reviewed by Felix Lorenz
Posted 7 years ago
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Ovula ovum from Watamu, KenyaIdentification reviewed by Felix Lorenz
Location: Watamu, Kenya
Posted 7 years ago
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Ovula ovum from Puerto Galera, PhilippinesIdentification reviewed by Felix Lorenz
Posted 7 years ago
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Ovula ovum from Lembeh, IndonesiaIdentification reviewed by Felix Lorenz
Posted 7 years ago
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