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Seashells - Gastropods

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submitted by Museum Administration on 17.10.2003

Pelican's Foot

Pelican's Foot
Copyright (2003) Kythera Museum Of Natural History

The Pelican’s Foot Shell, Aporrhais pes-pelecani, is a favorite with children because of its funny name and funny shape. The pointy ‘feet’ help protect the snail’s soft head. These specimens are around 4 cm long, measuring to the very tip of their spikes. Photograph © James Prineas, 2003

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