Vexillum cadaverosum (Reeve, 1844)

Vexillum cadaverosum is very common to abundant at Kwajalein, where it is found in sand, sand pockets and Halimeda algae beds on lagoon, pinnacle and seaward reefs.

The one below is eating a Cerithium. You can see the proboscis extending into the prey's aperture.

A cluster of Vexillum cadaverosum and V. exasperatum feed on a Tridentarius dentatus.

Several V. cadaverosum were also attracted to a fecal pile, possible from a stingray.

Created 7 September 2015

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