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gli occhi di santa lucia

 

The Eye of Santa Lucia is the name given by fishermen to the operculum [the small plate that closes the opening of a mollusc's shell when the animal retracts] of a gastropod or sea snail called Astraea rugosa found in the Mediterranean waters of Corsica.

 

www.femorale.com.br/shellphotos/detail.asp?species=Astrae...

 

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Taken on November 1, 2008