Phenacovolva rosea Adams 1854
rosy spindle cowry

Family Ovulidae - egg cowries and spindle cowries

This Rosy Spindle Cowry, Phenacovolva rosea, is living on an Acabaria sp. gorgonian. The unerlying shell may be white or pink. Mantle colours range from white with red spots to red with yellow spots. The linear marks on this animal are evidence of previous damage to the mantle, which is now healing

Distribution =   widespread
Max size =   at least 5cms