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False Melon, Livonia mammilla

Paul Callomon/ANS

Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University

Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University

The False Melon is named for its resemblance to its larger relative the Melon Shell. A nocturnal marine carnivore, it feeds on mud-dwelling invertebrates. The large, bulb-like end is actually the preserved infant shell, which is set at an angle to the adult shell. This species is known only from southeastern Australia.

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  • Title: False Melon, Livonia mammilla
  • Creator: Paul Callomon/ANS

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