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ImageCooper's nutmeg Cancellaria cooperi on a gumboot chiton, which it parasitizes by sucking out body fluids. The siphon will extend out from the snail and go into soft tissue between the foot and mantle.


Cooper's nutmeg (Cancellaria cooperi)

Location (General):

Monterey Bay

Site (Specific):

Hopkins Marine Life Refuge

Date taken:

July, 16 1999

Photo credit:

Steve Lonhart / NOAA MBNMS

Photographer's comments:

Personal collection, cite as \'Steve Lonhart\' please.

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      Latitude: 36.620966    Longitude: -121.901649

File name: SIL_071699_0019.jpg