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Cantharus gemmatus

Posted on 18 February 2013 by Nazca admin

These nocturnal snails predate upon small invertebrates in rocky intertidal zones, such as marine worms. Continue Reading

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Chione subimbricata

Posted on 18 February 2013 by Nazca admin

This species is common in subtidal soft-bottom habitats. Continue Reading

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Parapholas sp

Posted on 18 February 2013 by Nazca admin

Pholadid molluscs create holes in hard susbtrata by mechanical erosion, using the edges of their shells to bore into rocks. Continue Reading

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Crassostrea iridescens

Posted on 17 February 2013 by Nazca admin

This species of oyster is found firmly glued to the rocks in areas with high wave action. Continue Reading

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Lima pacifica

Posted on 17 February 2013 by Nazca admin

Like most fan-shelled clams, this species can “swim” by quickly opening and closing its shell in a jumping movement. Continue Reading

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Donax punctatostriatus

Posted on 17 February 2013 by Nazca admin

This species’ shell is very highly adapted to the water turbulence in the surf zone. Continue Reading

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Donax carinatus

Posted on 17 February 2013 by Nazca admin

 

These small clams can be very abundant on sandy beaches and can be found between the intertidal zone and the shallow subtidal zone. Continue Reading

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