Snail ID please

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  1. nudibranch

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    Ovulid (looks like Cymbovula deflexa at a glance and the Rumphella it's on is usually its host genus). Related to a cowrie, only they're gorgonian eaters/parasites. You definitely want to remove it. I'd be keen on the shell...
     
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    either Phenacovolva brevirostris or Phenacovolva aurantia

    Ovulidae, The Ovulidae or false cowries have cowry like shells, with the extremities often extended to short or long tapering ends. Exterior usually smooth and shiny or may be finely ridged. They live mainly infratidally on soft corals or sea fans on which they feed.

    Thanks to @SnailLady for helping me out
     
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    end yes, SnailLady would like the shell one day.
     
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    Did you get it as a hitchhiker?
     
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    Ok, SnailLady says you might be right. She do not have her Ovulidae book with her.
    Naviculavolva deflexa
     
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    Came as a hitchhiker. This thing is tiny. Thanks for the help. What does she want the shell for?
     
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    She collects shells from all over. Should see her collection, one room plus half a garage of shells. This group is her favorite.
     
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    ok, who do I send shell too?
     
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    Slackbladder had 1st dibs and ID.
     
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    If you want it, you are first.
    Else I will collect it for Etrecia
     
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