Simnia on Red Gorgonian

Delonovolva Aequalis

A Simnia cruises across a red Gorgonian.

These small snails have smooth shells,
over which they spread their beautiful, multi-colored mantle.
Simnia take their pigments from the gorgonian
upon which they live, helping them to blend in.

Lens: 60mm macro
Film: Velvia
Location: Santa Rosa Island, CA
©2000 Garry McCarthy