parasitic sea snail, Echineulima asthenosomae, preying on its host fire urchin, Athenosoma varium, - sea snail's protruding trunk allows them to feed on the urchin by nibbling at the tubular feet and external soft tissues, Philippines, Pacific Ocean


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Parasitic Sea Snail | Echineulima asthenosomae

parasitic sea snail, Echineulima asthenosomae, preying on its host fire urchin, Athenosoma varium, - sea snail's protruding trunk allows them to feed on the urchin by nibbling at the tubular feet and external soft tissues, Philippines, Pacific Ocean
Credit to: BluePlanetArchive / David B. Fleetham

Image dimensions: 6720x4480