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Calliostoma ligatum (Blue topsnail)

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Copyright © 2005 Mary Jo Adams

 

It may seem odd that this animal is called the blue topsnail, however when the top layer of shell wears away, a pearly blue layer becomes evident, thus the name.

This page was created by Mary Jo Adams on 1/18/06.

 

 

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