Vexillum crocatum (Lamarck, 1811)

Vexillum crocatum is moderately common on lagoon, pinnacle and seaward reefs at depths from about 5 to at least 23m. It can be found under rocks or in reef pockets by day and on caves walls or exposed on rocks at night. Highly variable in color, the different forms have sometimes been consisdered different species. Also, it is sometimes difficult to distinguish some V. crocatum from V. unifasicale. We may have some in the wrong place. Orange with a single white band is a common color form.

The next two are eating small ceriths.

Black is one of the unusual color forms.

The smaller one below also looks a lot like a form of V. unifasicale.

Created 7 September 2015

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