FAMILY : JANTHINIDAE
Janthina umbilicata D'Orbigny, 1840
Uncommon, with a fine body sculpture.
This species has a long narrow
float under which its eggs are suspended. Hundreds
of these small animals were cast up on the beach, with shells no bigger than
4-5mm and most with eggs.
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