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Ficidae 1 species (4 shells in total)

Phylum      : Mollusca
 Class       : Gastropoda 
  Subclass    : Caenogastropoda 
   Order       : Littorinimorpha 
    Superfamily : Ficoidea 
     Family      : Ficidae 

Common name : fig shells

Aspect : fine shell, light but very resistant, outline reminiscent of a fig or a pear. flattened apex, large and broad main turn with a gradual transition to the siphonal canal. Finely carved lattice surface. No operculum, long siphonal canal.

Feeding : destrivorous, microorganisms

Environment : tropical seas

Ficus ficus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Ficus ficus
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