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Ceratostoma foliatum  (Leafy Hornmouth)

Photo of Ceratostoma foliatum by Aaron Baldwin
© Aaron Baldwin (Photo ID #2047)

Photographer's Submitted Details

Photo Location Sitka Sound, SE Alaska Photographer Aaron Baldwin
Habitat On large boulders, especially around barnacles
Photo Date Upload Date October 18, 2007
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UTM Northing Photo ID # 2047
Notes These snails use the sharp, downward projecting tooth on the aperture to wedge the plates of barnacles (their main food source). They can also drill holes in bivalves using the radula. Photo taken with a Pentax Optio W10 underwater camera submerged in shallow aquarium.

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