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2006-08-12_22-10-16

Photographer: Paul Osmond  (see this users gallery)

A distinctive colored Articulate Harp Shell (Harpa articularis) moves across the ocean floor at night in search of food. Harps have small shells in comparison to their body size, and thus cannot retract completely into their shell for protection.
Image taken on the on the muck shore dive at Basura in Anilao in the Batangas region of The Philippines.

· Date: Thu January 11, 2007 · Reference ID: /22006-08-12_22-10-16 · Views: 2596 ·
Keywords: harpidae gastropod stenoglossa harpa shell spots gold mantle proboscis neogastropoda

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