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 Philine aperta can grow up to 7 cm long, 3.5 cm wide and has a small internal shell that can be felt at the hind end of the animal. The soft body is four-lobed and whitish to pale yellow in colour with white dots. This species characteristically secretes sulphuric acid as a defence against predators.


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Source: Marine Life Information Network

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