Flamingo tongue feeding on a gorgonian

Anthozoans: Anthozoa, Cnidarians: Cnidaria, Gastropods: Gastropoda, Gorgonians: Gorgonacea, Invertebrates, Marine Life, Mollusks: Mollusca, Octocorals: Octocorallia, Soft Corals: Stoloniferans: Gorgonians: Alyconacea, copyrighted, flamingo tongue: Cyphoma gibbosm, marine, night, night dive, ocean, underwater, underwater photo

The flamingo tongue, a marine gastropod mollusk, feeds on the living tissue of the soft coral. The decoratively-colored spots on the flamingo tongue’s shell are part of the animal’s mantle and not its shell.