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Post  liquidg on 4th December 2020, 12:28 pm

A small cowrie species of many in SEQ, this one is found on fan corals and is called Phenacovolva rosea
Alive on fan coral with skin over shell, of which is with all cowries.
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Flesh bleached out.
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Leopard cowrie, a large local species
Alive with skin over shell
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Skin retratced but still alive
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Flesh bleached out
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They are not the biggest local shellfish, the baler is a lot bigger!
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