5 photos - 2 species

Cymbiola vespertilio

Bat volute

Maximum length: 8 cm

The colouring and pattern of their shell is very variable.

Native to sand, seagrass and mud.

Photos 1 - 2 Johnny: Lembeh Strait North - Sulawesi

Voluta musica

Common music volute

With caught fish in tow
With caught fish in tow

Size: 8 - 12 cm

Depth: 2 - 40 m

Mostly carnivorous, digging in the sand for prey (mussels and snails).

Also eats carrion, but only if it is fresh.

They got their name because their whitish body has spiralling bands

with transverse bands and spots that form a note-like pattern.

The animal itself has a similar pattern.

Photos 1 - 2 Astrid: Bonaire Caribbean

Photo 3 Johnny: Bonaire Caribbean