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Neosimnia barbarensis
Neosimnia barbarensis
Ovulid Snail
(shown with Lophogorgia chilensis)
Photographer: Lovell and Libby Langstroth
Organization: California Academy of Sciences
Collection: CalAcademy

ID: 0000 0000 0505 0029 (2005-05-01)

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  • date of photo  between 1990 and 1995
  • latitude 36.54630   longitude -121.93121   max error distance 2866 meters     View on Google Maps.
  • horizontal datum World Geodetic System 1984
  • georeferencing source GeoLocate
  • location   Carmel Bay (Monterey County, California, US)
  • family Ovulidae
  • class Gastropoda
  • habitat  Octocorals
  • notes   Ovulid snails are specialists that live and prey only on octocorals, and locally these corals live only in relatively deep water. This gorgonian branch with the attached snail was brought up by a diver from 58 m thus presenting us with the opportunity to photograph it. The octocoral's polyps are retracted.
  • camera   Olympus system for macrophotography
  • photo category: Animal - Invertebrate-Other

  • common names   Ocotillo (ITIS ) Ovulid Snail (photographer)
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