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This species is carnivorous and captures food by using its modified gills as a water pump to suck in prey via a raptorial inhalant siphon. Bordering the siphons are a set of glands (termed arenophilic) that glue sand and other sediment particles to the shell, probably for camouflage (Oliveira & Sartori, 2014).


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© Sartori, André F.

Source: Molluscs - eBivalvia LifeDesk

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