architectonicoidea

Architectonica perspectiva

Sometimes known as the Clear or Perspective Sundial Snail, Architectonica perspectiva is a species of staircase snail (Architectonicidae) which occurs in sandy waters throughout the Indo-Pacific. Adult A. perspectiva are thought to feed mainly on burrowing sea anemones and sea pens. They are also known to posses a tough cuticle which lines their mouth region, this is thought to serve as added protection against stings. 

Classification

Animalia-Mollusca-Gastropoda-Heterobranchia-”Lower Heterobranchia”-Architectonicoidea-Architectonicidae-Architectonica-A. perpsectiva

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