Bubble Shell Snail with Egg Mass
This shell goes by many common names such as; striped paper bubble shell, green-lined paper bubble shell, brown-lined paper bubble shell, bubble snail, bubble shell or rose petal bubble shell, I will let you pick the one you like the most. This species lives in shallow water, crawling and burrowing into the sand. It feeds on polychaete worms of the family Cirratulidae, mussels and slugs. Its color can vary from very dark to a pale pinkish white. The shell is thin, globose and fragile. The last whorl covers the rest of the whorls. There is no operculum. The large foot has lateral parapodia (fleshy winglike flaps). The large body cannot be fully retracted into its shell. The sensory mechanisms are well-developed. The egg mass is gathered on the mantle before being attached to the sand by a mucous thread. The shell coloration is translucent white with transverse brown lines.
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