Nassarius gaudiosus (Hinds, 1844)

Nassarius gaudiosus is not often seen by divers due to its very shallow water habitat. Most specimens have been seen on the intertidal reef, where they live in sand under rocks. Most observed shells are occupied by hermit crabs. Shells here at Kwaj range up to about 15mm. The living animal below was photographed in Hawaii.

Created 28 May 2011

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