Mancinella armigera Link, 1807

These rather large muricids are common, most often found intertidally out near the outer edge of the reef, or on shallow subtidal seaward reefs. They tend to be heavily encrusted and as very thick, heavy shells, are not often preyed upon, so they are usually out in the open.

The one below was tilted up and found to be preying upon a small giant clam, Tridacna maxima.

Created 5 October 2017

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