Scutus unguis

(Linnaeus, 1758)

This is not nudibranch or sea slug

Scutus unguis
Photographed by: Vishal Bhave

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class:Gastropoda
Subclass:Prosobranchia
Family:Fissurellidae
Species:Scutus unguis

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #33320
This individual is crawling actively, so its shell flat white is completely covered by the lobes of the mantle.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #26565
This is commonly known as Elephant Snail and its shell is Shield Shell.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #24309
Called Elephant Snails or Shield Shells, members of the genus Scutus have a white flattened shell partially covered by extensions of the foot. They are in the same family as the keyhole limpets and slit limpets.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #8973
This individual has its mantle flaps entirely closed over its shell as it is crawling actively. The shell itself is white and flattened, and looks like a duck’s bill.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #7385
Detail showing head.

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Pictures of Scutus unguis

Scutus unguis from Kupang, IndonesiaIdentification reviewed by Richard Willan
Posted 9 years ago
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Scutus unguis from Kupang, IndonesiaIdentification reviewed by Richard Willan
Posted 9 years ago
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Scutus unguis from Kupang, IndonesiaIdentification reviewed by Richard Willan
Posted 9 years ago
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Scutus unguis from Anilao, PhilippinesIdentification reviewed by Richard Willan
Posted 8 years ago
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Scutus unguis from Ratnagiri, IndiaIdentification reviewed by Richard Willan
Posted 8 years ago
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Scutus unguis from Malindi, Kenya
Location: Malindi, Kenya
Posted 7 years ago
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Scutus unguis from Watamu, KenyaIdentification reviewed by Richard Willan
Location: Watamu, Kenya
Posted 7 years ago
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Scutus unguis from Ambon, Indonesia
Posted 7 years ago
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Scutus unguis from Ratnagiri, IndiaIdentification reviewed by Richard Willan
Posted 7 years ago
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Scutus unguis from Watamu, Kenya
Location: Watamu, Kenya
Posted 7 years ago
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Scutus unguis from Kilifi Creek, KenyaIdentification reviewed by Richard Willan
Posted 6 years ago
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