All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

<strong>Shark's Eye</strong>
<em>Neverita duplicata</em> / Gastropod
Sanibel Island, FL
Dec. 16, 2009

I wish I could say I found this shell, but someone else did and I photographed it. These snails are responsible for many of the clam shells that...
Shark's Eye
Neverita duplicata / Gastropod
Sanibel Island, FL
Dec. 16, 2009

I wish I could say I found this shell, but someone else did and I photographed it. These snails are responsible for many of the clam shells that wash up on the beach with a beveled, round hole in them. The snail drills a hole with its radula, injects an enzyme to digest the clam inside the shell and then it eats the "clam soup". Gastropod means "stomach footed"; these animals have just one shell.

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