Venus comb murex. Scientists speculate that the distinctively long and narrow spines are a protection against fish and other mollusks and prevent the mollusk from sinking into the soft, sandy mud where it is commonly found.
Stock Photo: 12971 -?-
Species: Venus comb murex, Murex pecten
Format: Digital 3:2
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Keywords: murex pecten, shells, venus comb murex