Lennard’s Findings

This beautiful coloured Triton was seen under a rockpool crevice at Lennards, an amazing place to fossick at low tide. It feeds on sea urchins and sea stars, immobilising its prey with toxic saliva extruded from its proboscis. This specimen was about 6 cms and unusually bright,

Charonia rubicunda, or Charonia lampas rubicunda

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  1. Guye Richards
    Guye Richards says:

    An interesting mollusk, it also traps smaller seastars with the sharpish edge of it’s aperature, and eats them whilst held. This behavior was observed of specimens in aquaria.

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