Discussion in 'ID This!' started by swreefer, Apr 14, 2013.
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What is it?
Is it a Stomatella?
It does look like when i touch it and it suck all that bristles in. I had a stomatella before, but didn't see all that fussy stuff before. may be a some kind of different sp.?
Mine have ruffles too.
Looks like a stomatella.
Cool pic btw!
I'm seeing something that looks more like a nassarius snail.
Nope, it's either a cowry or an ovulid. I can almost see the pattern of the shell through the mantle. If it's a cowry, it's not going to be a problem. If it's an ovulid, it will feed on soft corals. If you can touch the mantle and make it withdraw so that the shell is visible, then take a pic, it will be easy to identify.
here we go
It's a cool snail, and the first of this species that I've seen as a hitchhiker. It's a subadult Cypraea (Naria) poraria. It probably won't eat anything objectionable, although they are often found among live corals (like, Pocillopora). It's not one of the related ovulids that feed on soft corals.
When it grows up, it will develop spots and look like this:
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