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MULBERRY SNAIL (Morula marginalba)
Biodiversity > Marine Life > Molluscs > Snails and Slugs

Mulberry snail

The Mulberry Shell Morula marginalba is one of the marine snails that can drill a hole through other snail shells, using a chemical and abrasive action, to kill and eat its prey. Its mulberry-like appearance derives from its purple-black colour, and the small raised knobs covering its shell. You will be amazed at how many dead shells you find that do have this hole drilled through, indicating how they met their demise.

Size: 1 cm 

 
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