Pictures of a Live Cypraea hirundo francisca from Seychelles : a scoop !!
Author : David Touitou, 2007
During my last vacations, in the Seychelles, we had the chance to get our hands on a live specimen of the rare and endemic Cypraea hirundo francisca (Schilder & Schilder 1938). I can't be sure but It seems that it have never been live photographied yet. Unfortunately I was not able to make shots in it's habitat. I manage to make photos in a small translucent cup. But it's really enough to have a good idea of the animal. I let you enjoy the pictures… The specimen was found around Praslin island by 4 meters of water, under a medium of dead coral boulder on sandy part of the reef.