Phenacovolva rosea (A. Adams, 1854) [Volva]

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The above specimens picture #1 were identified using
Gosliner, T.M., Behrens, D.W. & Williams, G.C. (1997) Coral Reef Animals of the Indo-Pacific. 314pp.
Monterey, California: Sea Challengers,
Species of the family Ovulidae Fleming, 1822 are sometimes mistaken for seaslugs, especially when the shell is covered by the large colourful mantle. Let me quote Bill Rudman:
"One easy way to separate snails from slugs is to look for their eyes. If they are raised from the skin like this then they are a snail. If the eyes are embedded in the skin they are an opisthobranch."
How to cite:
Köhler, E. (2016), published 3 August 2017, Phenacovolva rosea (A. Adams, 1854)
available from https://www.Philippine-Sea-Slugs.com/Look-alike/Ovulidae/Phenacovolva_rosea/Phenacovolva_rosea.htm