Monoplex parthenopeus

Family : Ranellidae

 

Monoplex parthenopeus, Ranellidae

Present in Mediterranean, in the Atlantic Ocean and in the Indo-Pacific, the Monoplex parthenopeus is a very diffused gastropod with its orange periostracum that adorns with showy fringes on the ribs a remarkable shell. It can reach the 18 cm and also the foot of the animal is very elegant: yellow with brown or bluish spots. This unusual species nourishes mainly of bivalves and tunicates it hunts between 10 m and 75 m of depth © Giuseppe Mazza

 

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