Macrocypraea cervinetta

Family : Cypraeidae


Macrocypraea cervinetta, Cypraeidae

Mainly present in shallow waters, in the eastern Pacific Ocean from the coasts of California to Peru and Galapagos, the shell of the Macrocypraea cervinetta reaches the 11 cm on a breadth of about 5 cm. The basic colour, reddish brown, with transversal paler bands and a longitudinal one, is dotted with whitish spots. The dark mantle, can cover it totally with a camouflaging and sensory function when the animal goes around looking for food © Giuseppe Mazza


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