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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. Its tentacles are fragile and easily break off of the mantle, and secrete a sticky, toxic substance that is an effective deterrent against predators.

 

 

 

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