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Florida Crown Conch

Melongena corona

Description:

This conch has it's operculum extended.

Habitat:

Tidal mudflats: Bunche Beach, Estero FL

Notes:

Second in popularity only to the escargot for edible snails, the meat of conches is used as food, either eaten raw, as in salads, or cooked, as in fritters, chowders, gumbos, and burgers. All parts of the conch meat are edible. Wikipedia

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ceherzog
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ceherzog

Florida, USA

Spotted on Jun 14, 2012
Submitted on Jun 16, 2012

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