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2007-01-06_08-07-28

Photographer: Paul Osmond  (see this users gallery)

A purple Egg or Allied Cowry (Prosimnia semperi) living on a coral. One of the best examples of marine camouflage, this species is almost indistinguishable from its coral habitat, especially when the coral has its polyps extended.
Image taken at night on a coral reef on the northern section of the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland, Australia.

· Date: Sun October 14, 2007 · Reference ID: 1578/22007-01-06_08-07-28 · Views: 4374 ·
Keywords: cowry cowries allied egg mollusk cypraaeidae gastropod blend hidden camoflauge tropical pacific

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