Aclyvolva lanceolata

Aclyvolva lanceolata

''Aclyvolva lanceolata'' is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Ovulidae, the ovulids, cowry allies or false cowries.
Lance Cowrie - Aclyvolva lanceolata These are cowry smails with elongated shell and deep red mantle with white retractable tuffed papillae that just match the shape of the polyps of the red sea whip Juncella sp. where they inhabit. Another example of good mimicry. Aclyvolva lanceolata,Fall,Geotagged,Indonesia

Appearance

The size of an adult shell varies between 14 mm and 35 mm.

Distribution

This marine species occurs off in the central Indo-Pacific area like for example in India, Japan, New Guinea and New Caledonia.

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Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionMollusca
ClassGastropoda
OrderLittorinimorpha
FamilyOvulidae
GenusAclyvolva
SpeciesA. lanceolata
Photographed in
Indonesia