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Seashells - Gastropods

625: Natural History Museum > Seashells - Gastropods

submitted by Museum Administration on 17.10.2003


Copyright (2003) Kythera Museum Of Natural History

Though very small and easy to overlook, the Wentletrap, Epitonium lamellosum, is among the most beautiful seashells in creation. The narrow cones have deeply notched whorls traversed by conspicuous ribs, giving the entire shell a finely carved appearance. These specimens are less than 2 cm long. Photograph © James Prineas, 2003

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