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Green ormer. Oreja de mar

Haliotis tuberculata

Description:

A deformed ear-like shell, approximately 70mm in size with numerous irregular radial folds and few rapidly widening turns. It has a row of holes on the outer edge of the shell through which it expels water in case of danger. The color is mottled brown, almost always covered by encrustations of algae. The inside of the shell is pearly. The body of the animal is soft with a broad foot and numerous lateral tentacles, which in many cases come out through the holes in the shell.

Habitat:

It is almost always found in the lower part of the stones, when exposed to the light of day they hurry to take cover again under some stone. Rocky coast of mediterranean sea. Isla Plana (Murcia).

Notes:

My video of Haliotis tuberculata: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MpYFUy5N...

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1 Comment

Deny
Deny 3 months ago

Amazing

eulalia rubio
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eulalia rubio

Cartagena, Región de Murcia, Spain

Spotted on Aug 24, 2020
Submitted on Aug 24, 2020

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