White Baby's Ear (Sinum perspectivum)

SHELL LENGTH: Approximately 1 1/2 inches (3.81 cm)

This species is a close relative to the Atlantic Moon Snail. Growing to approximately 1 1/2 inches, this ear-shaped, flattened, and white univalve has such a reduced shell that it is unable to accommodate its large mantle and foot, which actually wrap around and hide almost the entire shell. With no operculum for protection, this species must be the predator and will feed on other mollusks, especially bivalves. This animal lives in the sand and produces a sand collar of eggs.