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It would be difficult to get those pics. My refugium is under the monstousity of tank. It has a mouth like a snail and moves like one. I've just never seen one with the spiky back before. And now it has disappeared into the rock and macro.

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Money Cowries' date=' [i']Cypraea moneta[/i] dont have spikes on their shells.

 

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When they are mowing down algaes they often have a mantel that sort of shrouds their shell. This has small spike like soft protrusions all over it. The shell that you see and that is posted in the picture is when their shells are fully exposed. Most of the time this is when they are at rest. Intersting little guys.

 

 

Garrett

 

Found a decent pic of what I am refering to only this guy has smaller "spike like protrusions":

 

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