This brightly colored mollusk is a Giant Lima Shell and was found along the reef flats near the Philippine Islands. In life this creature moves about by clapping both halves of its shell together and forcing water out – thus propelling itself through the water. The Giant Lima Shell is a filter feeder and will feed on plankton and other nutrients in the water.
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Giant lima shell
Coral reef animals
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