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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.

Species:

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