Red-mouthed Frog Snail (Tutufa rubeta)

Also known as Bursa Shell, Frog Shell, Frog Snail, Reddish Frog Shell, Ruddy Frog Shell

Description

Also known as Bursa Shell, Frog Shell, Frog Snail, Reddish Frog Shell, Ruddy Frog Shell.

Found in caves, beneath dead corals and under rocks over coral and rocky reefs, shells often heavily encrusted. They have a warty surface that gives them their name of "Frog Shells"
They feed on echinoderms.
Length - 11cm
Depth - 0-20m
Widespread Indo-Pacific

Frog shells are often heavily encrusted.
Females are bigger than males.
When reproducing they lay long upright capsule like eggs which they sit on to protect until they hatch. Ref: x

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