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Variability Part 1

The shell of a mollusc is what protects it against predators and camouflages it in its natural environment. The shell itself, however, is not always a constant "model", but in many species, we observe a great variability in nearly all factors that characterize the shell of a species. It is, therefore, important to have a wide range of specimens in a shell-collection: to allow an evaluation of variability and what makes a species different from another. Here we are showing some examples of variability found within a species from the same locality.

 

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