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Giant lima shell

Description: 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.
Source: http://www.digitalindy.org/cdm/ref/collection/tcm/id/1336
Collection: The Children's Museum of Indianapolis
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Copyright: This file is licensed under a CC BY-SA 3.0 license by The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis.
Subjects: Shells
Giant lima shell
Mollusks
Coral reef animals
Philippines
Marine animals
Shellfish

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