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In today's continuation of my never ending strange animal saga we have...Xenophora!

This is a genus of medium to large marine snails commonly as carrier shells.

These snails are best known for their really unique looks, a result of their habit to attaching stuff on their shells, like pebbles or other shells

Although the foreign objects are usually mollusk shells, pebbles, or small pieces of coral rock, in some instances a bottle cap has been attached by the snail to its shell. source and further reading

Just look at this fucker

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And this one

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They look like small sea tanks ready for combat if you ask me ๐Ÿ˜‚

However, all those... add ons are not for combat! Probably..

They are either for camouflage or to prevent them from sinking, depending on the species and the depths it inhabits

It is not known to what extent an artistic sensibility plays a part in this behavior. The snails who live in shallower water (where there is enough light for them to be seen) probably use their collections for camouflage. The ones that live in the deeper, dark waters, such as X. pallidula, are believed to be motivated more by a desire to not to be sucked into the viscous muck in which they live.

Here's another cool looking individual, this one looks more like a fortress ๐Ÿ˜‚

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Apparently these fellas are quite rare and some species even got extinct recently so consider yourself lucky if you ever see one! And if it's still alive...just let it live to see another day ^_^

If you love em like I do there are many on eBay for sale! Heh, mayybe I'll buy one or two..Hopefully it will be the real deal and not just another species with shit glued on it ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

Anyways, cool little sea fuckers !

As always, feel free to visit the links down below for more info and more cool photos!

See you soon with more strange wonders from the animalia kingdom!



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The snails has really big shells, no wonder they can attacks other organisms with their shells.

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Very unusual sea creatures. Strange that the name almost sounded like xenophobia... hehe
On a serious note though, they look cool ๐Ÿ˜Ž

Super cool!

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There like a homeless sea snail. Carrying all their belonging with themโ€ฆ.๐Ÿคฃ

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It shows how Nature is full of wonders. Very good to know about it.

Hopefully it will be the real deal and not just another species with shit glued on it ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

I'll have a good laugh if that happens to you, man. Let's hope the snail you bought comes XD

Now I'll do everything I can to keep my feet off the sea. One of these could hurt me.

Haven't decided yet, didn't find one I really like yet but I'll keep an eye out!

Xenophora is looking crazy and quite scary
Thank you for letting us know this specie

That is definitely a rare and unique snail. I don't think I could have imagined that there was one that looked like that

They are actually so so rare

I've always thought that the world of animals is so vast that an entire life is not enough to discover everything. I often get surprised especially by the underwater livings but I'm sure this planet is a lot more than that :)

It looks very beautiful, I have not seen anything like this before, it is also very different.

just another species with shit glued on it

thanks for the business idea, you can pay in advance :)

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Haha ๐Ÿ˜‚ you always make my laugh with your strange animals discoveries ! Yet I don't often leave a mark ^^

Thanks for this shielded-one !

Glad you like em fren!

:)

a summary post of all this bestiary could be great !