Cuspivolva tigris (Yamamoto, 1971)

Photographer: 
Ray Phipps
Date: 
Tuesday, 1 December 1987
Location: 
Sth Solitary Island
Depth: 
18m
Distribution:

Uncommon to rare in the Solitary Islands Marine Park (SIMP). Recorded at South Solitary Island and Korff's Islet, just outside the SIMP. Recorded from Japan, Indonesia and Australia.

Ecological Notes:

Found from depths of 18 - 70m, this ovulid feeds only on the gorgonian coral Euplexaura sp.

Additional Notes:

The mantle of this ovulid is a delicate orange with black stripes bordered with white. The foot is orange with black spots. The siphon is orange and the tentacles are orange tipped with black and white. The shell is uniformly yellowish orange and grows to 15mm.