Image: Heteropod, Atlanta peronii

Heteropod, Atlanta peronii

Heteropod, Atlanta peronii.

Photographer:
Peter Parks
Rights:
© Image Quest 3-D

Notes

The heteropod is a seafaring snail with a thin fragile shell containing only the heart and gills. It swims upside down, using its tiny shell as a keel. It has a toothy radula (tongue) in its long proboscis and is a voracious hunter, capable of devouring prey as large as itself.

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