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Perspective sundial shell

Architectonica perspectiva


It's a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family of Architectonicidae, which are known as the staircase shell or sundial. Shell up to 5 cm diameter. Colour white to yellowish-brown, lighter at the edges and beneath. Operculum horny and dark brown.


Habitat: fine sand in lower eulittoral zone. Distribution: Indo-Pacific.

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Aklan, Philippines

Spotted on Apr 2, 2011
Submitted on Apr 2, 2011

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