Shellfish

Jinzhu Baoluo

The shape characteristics of Jinzhu Baoluo

Pulmonaria globulus globulus is a mollusk of Gastropoda. The shell is small, with a raised back and beaked ends. The surface of the shell is smooth and glossy without granular protrusion. Shell color light yellow brown or light orange, with small black spots. The helix is convoluted. The shell is long and narrow, with fine teeth on the outer and inner lips. The mantle is thin and bilobate, and the shell is almost completely covered in the living body. The helix almost disappeared from the adult, but the adult did not. It lives in tropical and subtropical warm sea areas, and can be traced from intertidal zone to deep reef, coral reef or sediment seabed. It mainly feeds on algae or corals.
The color of the mantle varies with different regions. The mantle of East African specimens is light brown, smooth and transparent, while the specimens of Guam are dark gray brown and thin, which can not cover all the shells. The mastoid process is very thin, 1-2 mm long. It is black near the foot, and the edge of the mantle is white. The water tube is black with thin fringing at the end. Feet light gray, bottom brown.
It is distributed in the Indian Pacific warm water region. They can be found in southern Japan, Indonesia, Australia and Fiji in the south, East Africa and the Red Sea. China is found in Hainan Island, Paracel Islands, Hongkong and Taiwan sea areas.
It is hermaphroditic. The spawning season is from March to July. The eggs are usually laid in coral caves, empty shells and dark places. After laying eggs, the female does not leave the egg group, but lies on the top of the egg group for deliberate protection until hatching.