Wentletraps snail / Wendeltreppe-Schnecke

(Epitonium b.)

wentletraps - Wendeltreppe

This snail likes to eat the polyps of the tubastrea corals. With the proboscis (can be seen just reaching for the next polyp) she sucks out the polyp and at the same time lays her eggs (yellow balls). The eggs are perfectly camouflaged.

For a look at the beautiful life tube corals click here.

Bali, Indonesia 2005

Nikon Coolpix 5000 in sealux housing and subtronic flash

. Copyright Teresa Zubi