Sea Elephant (Carinaria japonica)

…is a species of pelagic gastropod mollusc found only in the Transition Zone in the North Pacific Ocean. This species is known for its small triangular shell which is located on its side, the rest of this mollusc consists of a trunk, proboscis, tail and swimming fin. Sea elephants are pelagic hunters and feed on small arthropods, particularly copepods, arrow worms and tunicates which they catch with their large proboscis.

Phylogeny

Animalia-Mollusca-Gastropoda-Littorinimorpha-Pterotracheoidea-Carinariidae-Carinaria-japonica

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