Gryphaeidae

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Pycnodonte taniguchii - Hayami & Kase, 1992
Philippines, N. Bohol, dived in caves at 50-60m deep, 2018.
F+  /  100mm
#26319
A living fossil, originally described from caves around Okinawa. This is one of the first specimens found in the Philippines. Very hard to find due to its habitat. Hangs on the cave walls. Upper valve much smaller than the lower valve. Fragile item.
160.00 EUR