DENNIS KUNKEL MICROSCOPY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY DENNIS KUNKEL MICROSCOPY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of Mediterranean mollusk (gastropod) shell (Danilia octaviana). This gastropod shell is considered a microshell with very ornate structure. A micromollusc is a shelled mollusk (also called a micro shell) which is very small, even at full adult size. It is hard to discern them with the naked eye. Marine micromolluscs (marine gastropods) have a large number of families and species. Magnification x4.5 when shortest axis printed at 25 millimetres.
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