Thorny oyster on a reef

Thorny oyster on a reef

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Credit: LOUISE MURRAY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Thorny oyster (Spondylus sp.) feeding on a reef. The many species of this edible bivalve mollusc vary considerably in appearance and range and as such their shells are highly sought after by collectors. Photographed on the Great Barrier reef, Coral Sea, Australia.

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