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Quote of the week - 27/04/2015

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The ‘scaly-foot gastropod’ is an iconic snail from the deep-sea hydrothermal vents in Indian Ocean. The foot carries numerous scales, a unique feature among all known snails. In the black form the shell and sclerites are both mineralised with iron sulphide, making it the only extant metazoan known to use iron in the skeleton. The white form, however, lacks iron. Although first discovered in 2001, it was not formally named until 2015.

You can find out more about ‘Chrysomallon squamiferum’ in the Journal of Molluscan Studies.

Image courtesy of Chong Chen. Left to right: -2450m, Kairei vent field (25°19.239S, 70°02.429E), Central Indian Ridge; -2785m, Longqi vent field (37°47.03’S, 49°38.97'E), Southwest Indian Ridge; -2606m, Solitaire vent field (19°33.413S, 65°50.888E), Central Indian Ridge.