Saturday, July 07, 2007

Oliva miniacea RODING, 1798 Cowrie @ Cyrene by Kev

IMG_1604_cowrie, originally uploaded by koiyau.

This cowrie(?) was a fast burrower in sand! I had left it on the sand hoping to take a few shots of it after a few landscape shots but it had nearly disappeared into the sand. After some gentle digging around I found it again. So I placed it on some nice green algae to get my shot then replaced it back into the sandy substrate. Anyone knows what this is?

edit:thanks to wei for the id and the additional info!

1 comment:

wei said...

Family Olividae
Oliva miniacea RODING, 1798
Live shells have been observed along ECP & Changi coasts. Nice find.