Shellfish

Meiniang Baoluo

Shape characteristics of meiniangbaoluo

Palmadusta saulae saulae is a mollusk of Gastropoda. The shell is oval in shape and the spiral layer is involute. 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. The shell surface is smooth and glossy, with egg blue on the back, irregular brown spots in the center and small brown spots on both sides. 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. Because of its beautiful shape, it is favored by the majority of shellfish collectors, with high ornamental and collection value.
It is distributed in the Philippines northeast of Australia.
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.