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Cavolinia inflexa - Mollusks and crustaceans

Organism : Mollusc
Species : Cavolinia inflexa
Description : The bluish elephant-like mollusk is a pteropod (Cavolinia sp.) measuring half a centimeter. It is accompanied by three small crustaceans, two copepods (left) and an ostracod (orange) in its shell. They were collected during the Tara Oceans Expedition in the Indian Ocean, April 2010. Photo : C. Sardet, CNRS, Tara Océans. You can visit also the website
Project : TARA Oceans
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Tags : Pelagic Molluscs Heteropod / pteropod
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