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A tiny Tiger Ovulid, Crenavolva tigris, makes its way through a forest of gorgonian coral polyps, which are open and feeding in the current. The Ovulid, which belongs to a group of sea snails known as Allied Cowries, lives and feeds upon gorgonians of the genus Euplexaura. The striking coloration is only a thin, fleshy mantle; the actual shell is rather drab. Richelieu Rock, Thailand, Andaman Sea
A tiny Tiger Ovulid, Crenavolva tigris, makes its way through a forest of gorgonian coral polyps, which are open and feeding in the current. The Ovulid, which belongs to a group of sea snails known as Allied Cowries, lives and feeds upon gorgonians of the genus Euplexaura. The striking coloration is only a thin, fleshy mantle; the actual shell is rather drab. Richelieu Rock, Thailand, Andaman Sea
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