See also:     Photographs of shelled marine mollusks by Phillip Colla, including Cypraea spadicea (California chestnut cowrie), Delonovolva aequalis (Simnia vidleri), California cone (Conus californicus), Flamingo tongue (Cyphoma gibbosum) and Kelletia kelleti (Kellet's whelk).

Chestnut cowrie with mantle extended, feather duster worm, Cypraea spadicea, Eudistylia polymorpha, Santa Cruz Island, copyright Phillip Colla Natural History Photography, www.oceanlight.com, image #01061, all rights reserved worldwide. Chestnut cowrie with mantle extended, Cypraea spadicea, San Miguel Island, copyright Phillip Colla Natural History Photography, www.oceanlight.com, image #01062, all rights reserved worldwide. Chestnut cowrie with eye stalks extended, Cypraea spadicea, copyright Phillip Colla Natural History Photography, www.oceanlight.com, image #02555, all rights reserved worldwide.
Chestnut cowrie with mantle extended, feather duster worm, Cypraea spadicea, Eudistylia polymorpha, Santa Cruz Island, Image 01061 Chestnut cowrie with mantle extended, Cypraea spadicea, San Miguel Island, Image 01062 Chestnut cowrie with eye stalks extended, Cypraea spadicea, Image 02555
Cypraea spadicea , the California chestnut cowrie, is common on California and Baja rocky reefs and shorelines.
Simnia and egg cluster on gorgonian, Delonovolva aequalis, Anacapa Island, copyright Phillip Colla Natural History Photography, www.oceanlight.com, image #02556, all rights reserved worldwide. Kellets whelk laying eggs, Kelletia kelleti, copyright Phillip Colla Natural History Photography, www.oceanlight.com, image #02553, all rights reserved worldwide.
Simnia and egg cluster on gorgonian, Delonovolva aequalis, Anacapa Island, Image 02556 Kellets whelk laying eggs, Kelletia kelleti, Image 02553
Egg laying. Left: Delonovolva aequalis (a.k.a. Simnia vidleri) lays eggs on red gorgonian Lophogorgia chilensis , Channel Islands, California. Right: Kelletia kelleti, Kellet's whelk, La Jolla, California.
Califonia cone, Coronado Islands, Conus californicus, Coronado Islands (Islas Coronado), copyright Phillip Colla Natural History Photography, www.oceanlight.com, image #02551, all rights reserved worldwide. Rock scallop showing sight organs, Crassedoma giganteum, Anacapa Island, copyright Phillip Colla Natural History Photography, www.oceanlight.com, image #02552, all rights reserved worldwide. Flamingo tongue snail, Cyphoma gibbosum, Roatan, copyright Phillip Colla Natural History Photography, www.oceanlight.com, image #02554, all rights reserved worldwide.
California cone, Conus californicus, Coronado Islands, Mexico, Califonia cone, Coronado Islands, Coronado Islands (Islas Coronado), Image 02551 Rock scallop, Crassedoma giganteum (formerly Hinnites giganteus), detail showing eyes. Channel Islands, California, Rock scallop showing sight organs, Anacapa Island, Image 02552 Flamingo tongue, Cyphoma gibbosum, Roatan, Honduras, Flamingo tongue snail, Image 02554