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spotted babylon


Price range: 150 - 160 THB / 1 kg | Market: Talaad Thai Market | Date: 2022-05-23

Spotted Babylon

Zemiropsis papillaris, a common name: the spotted babylon, is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Babyloniidae. The shell has a thick and heavy body without any sculpturing except for faint spirals that are harder to see under magnification. The shell is a brown, tan, or white color. The spotted babylon is one of the largest species in this family, near the size of a golf ball. The shell's exterior typically has many small but deep spots which are either black or dark brown. It also presents delicate whitish spiraling lines at intervals that cover its surface. The spotted babylon is a widespread species in the Indian Ocean off of Madagascar, Aldabra, and Chagos. It can also be found in the waters near East Africa and Indonesia This sea snail is usually seen on rocky surfaces, both intertidal and subtidal, around coral reefs at depths between 15 to 93 meters (49-305 feet). Adult spotted babylons can grow to approximately 40mm in length and width. They have a thick and heavy shell with the shape of an orb, and they are typically brownish-tan colored. The exterior has many small but deep spots which are either black or dark brown. It also presents delicate whitish spiraling lines at intervals that cover its surface. Like most species of sea snails, they are hermaphroditic with male and female reproductive organs on the same individual. Fertilization occurs internally, where each snail has a complex arrangement of glands to store sperm or eggs which can be released when needed for reproduction. Mature spotted babylons can grow to approximately 40mm in length and width. The shell has a thick and heavy body without any sculpturing except for faint spirals that are harder to see under magnification. Spotted babylons are known for their unique filter-feeding mechanism; they act like giant clams by filtering out plankton from water moving through their bodies. They typically feed in deep waters, where their predators are virtually nonexistent; at these depths, animals like seastars and large snails cannot easily reach or attack them. They can be found on rocks near coral reefs in the Indian Ocean off of Madagascar, Aldabra, and Chagos. This gastropod is known to inhabit the waters near East Africa and Indonesia. The spotted babylon is usually seen on rocky surfaces, both intertidal and subtidal, around coral reefs at depths between 15 to 93 meters (49-305 feet). Spotted Babylons are typically found in rocky or sandy areas that are exposed to the ocean through breaking waves. They mostly inhabit depths of 15 to 93 meters (49-305 feet) along muddy bottoms. Although the spotted babylon has few predators, it does have many natural enemies which can be found in its native habitat that greatly threaten the population. These include sea stars, large snails, and birds that prey upon both adult and juvenile specimens. This species is also at high risk due to its limited distribution area and the fact that it is confined to a single biogeographic region; if this were to change, their numbers would be greatly reduced.

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