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Chocolate Banded Cowry - Talparia talpa Chocolate Banded Cowry - Talparia talpa with its mantel fully out thereby covering the shell. Cebu,Chocolate Banded Cowry,Cowry,Malapascua,Philippines,Sea Shell,Sea Snail,Talparia talpa Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Chocolate Banded Cowry - Talparia talpa

Chocolate Banded Cowry - Talparia talpa with its mantel fully out thereby covering the shell.

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  1. Extraordinary! With thanks to you Albert for continuing to thrill and intrigue us with these natural world wonders. Posted one year ago
    1. Thanks, Ruth for your kind words and appreciation :) Posted one year ago
  2. Fantastic, what a wonderful weird creature! Posted one year ago
    1. Its the mantel that makes it weird.
      If you touches it, the mantel will retracts and you will get to see the shell.
      Posted one year ago
  3. Beautiful pattern in this snail! Posted one year ago

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''Talparia talpa'', common name the mole cowry or chocolate banded cowry, is a species of sea snail, a cowry, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Cypraeidae, the cowries.

Similar species: Littorinimorpha
Species identified by Albert Kang
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By Albert Kang

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Uploaded Jun 23, 2019. Captured Jun 18, 2019 10:38.
  • TG-5
  • f/5.6
  • 1/160s
  • ISO3200
  • 14.41mm