Discussion in 'ID This!' started by artrichter001, Jan 10, 2008.
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Opps forgot. Your in Mexico.
That's a good idea! How do I contact Dr. Shimek? Thanks!!
Here is another pic I took yesterday. This guy always lives buried in the sandbed, however, yesterday he was lurking around. He is very nice and interesting.
BTW, I transfered him to the sump.
Take a look at his "snorkel". I believe there is from where his posonous dart is fired.
very cool..so your gonna keep it? be careful..although would be neat to keep up with the growth etc....
Hes at the Marine Depot forums.
post a pic in his thread. I am sure he could identify it definitively. Hes about the only person that deals with hobbiest that would be able.
Wow! Sounds scary mate! Be careful...! :-/
I will, thanks Cam.
I just emailed Dr. Shimek. I'll let you know what the snail turns out to be... Thanks!
Awesome pic.. I'll be having nightmares about freakin snails now...lol
I replied on Dr. Shimek's forum, but I'm not sure if you got the response. Your snail is Cypraecassis coarctata, one of the Helmet Shells. They feed on echinoderms, mostly sea urchins, and the one you found is an uncommon species. It's not dangerous.
Cypraecassis (Levenia) coarctata
I don't think I've ever seen photos of the live animal before. It's a very nice find, although you may have trouble feeding it if you try to keep it in your aquarium.
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