Flamingo Tongue

f22 @ 1/60s, ASA 25, Kodacrome 25 film, Nikonos II w 35mm and 1:2 extension tube, Oceanic flash and aluminum flash reflector

"Flamingo Tongue," Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The flamingo tongue snail, Cyphoma gibbosum, is a species of small but brightly colored sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Ovulidae, the cowry allies.This Cyphoma is the most common of several species in the genus which lives in the tropical waters of the western Atlantic Ocean from North Carolina to northern coast of Brazil, including the Bermuda, the Caribbean Sea, the Gulf of Mexico and the Lesser Antilles.
Salt River Canyon, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands