Image: Heteropod, Atlanta peronii
Heteropod, Atlanta peronii.
- Peter Parks
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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.