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Seashells - Gastropods

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submitted by Museum Administration on 17.10.2003

Violet Snails

Violet Snails
Copyright (2003) Kythera Museum Of Natural History

Violet Sea Snails, Janthina communis. These snails can grow to 2.5 cm, but the specimens pictured are less than 1 cm across. Despite their small size, they are striking for their bright purple color. Photograph © James Prineas, 2003

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