McKenzie Barnette            Nathan Johnston


C. gibbosum can mainly be found in the coral reefs around tropical areas of the western Atlantic or regions of the Caribbean (Marine Invertebrates of Bermuda 2007).  You can find this gastropod unevenly distributed amongst a variety of coral but mainly they are substrate feeders living on gorgonian corals (Marine Invertebrates of Bermuda 2007).  Gorgonian corals are cnidarian polyps living symbiotically with zoozanthellae algae, C. gibbosum is considered to be an ectoparasitic gastropod.   C. gibbosum enjoys tropical, marine environments (Encyclopedia of Life 2007).  It shares its niche with other animals commonly found in warm, marine environments such as echinoderms, crustaceans, cnidarians, and other mollusks (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 2013).

Surface of C. gibbosum habitat (Shari Morris. 2010)