Flamingo tongue snail

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Flamingo tongue snail
Flamingo tongue snail

Scientific name: "Cyphoma Gibbosum"



Commonly found : Western Atlantic ocean

Length: up to 1.4 inches 
Description
It is a species of small but brightly colored sea snail and appears bright orange yellow in color with black markings. However these colors are not in the shell , but are only due to live mantle tissues which usually happens only when  the animal is attacked . They feed by browsing on the living tissues of the soft corals on which it lives . 
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