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Photographer: Paul Osmond  (see this users gallery)

The allied cowrie Calpurnus verrucosus is a well adapted predator of leather corals of the genus Sarcophyton. This it is unsurprising to see this specimen on such a coral on a night dive in the Banda Sea in Indonesia.
A beautiful cowrie with a simple spotted pattern in the mantle.

· Date: Sat August 16, 2008 · Reference ID: all/220071003_182845300 · Views: 3056 ·
Keywords: predator hunter spots mantle ovulidae ovulid shell collector mimic camouflage
Additional Categories: Cowries

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Scuba Divers relax between dives
Paul Osmond


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