Triviella millardi

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Triviella millardi
West coast baby's toes
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T. millardi
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Triviella millardi
(Cate, 1979)
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Trivia millardi(Cate, 1979)

Triviella millardi is a species of small sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusc in the family Triviidae, the trivias.

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Distribution

This snail is known around the South African coast from Port Nolloth to the Cape Peninsula in 10–30 m. It is endemic to that area. [1]

Description

Triviella millardi has a plump round white shell, which is usually completely covered with the yellowish mantle, which is variably streaked with white or may have dark spots. [2] It reaches a maximum size of 40 mm.

Ecology

The white-streaked form of this animal resembles the scribbled nudibranch, Doriopsilla miniata, which may cause fish predators to avoid it.

shell of Triviella millardi Triviella millardi 002.jpg
shell of Triviella millardi

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References

  1. LILTVED W.R. 2000. Cowries and their relatives of southern Africa ISBN   0-908420-89-7
  2. BRANCH, G.M., BRANCH, M.L, GRIFFITHS, C.L. and BECKLEY, L.E (2005): Two Oceans: a guide to the marine life of southern Africa ISBN   0-86486-672-0