Trumpeter is the common name for various species of marine gastropods. Despite the fact that the number of species is relatively large, and they belong to the buccinidae family, the term "trumpeter" is sometimes applied to other sea snails within several families. Description and features The trumpeter family includes several of the largest gastropods, the length of which can reach 260 mm, and smaller species, not exceeding 30 mm.
Description and features Coil snails are creatures that are very common in nature and belong to the type of freshwater mollusks. Their organisms are uncomplicated. The most noticeable and massive part of them, comprising 90% of body weight, is a translucent shell. By color, it is brown, red, pink or other similar shades.
Description and features There is an opinion that the necessary condition for the existence of any organisms in the natural environment is an everyday and irreconcilable struggle. And sometimes it seems logical, even obvious. Indeed, in order to survive, members of the natural fauna have to conquer a warm place under the sun, in addition to get food and at the same time manage not to become food for others who are hungry.
In the shallow sea of subtropics, you can see small mollusk shells, from which antennas stick out and the legs of the house inhabitant are visible. Hermit crab along with the dwelling moves along the sand, leaving traces on long paths. A cautious creature does not leave the shelter; when trying to examine it, it hides in the depths of the shell.
The gastropod clam has long lived in the vast territory of Europe. From ancient times, the mainland was inhabited by grape snails, first from the southeast, the central part. Today, they are not accessible only to the northern latitudes. The largest mollusks on the mainland were considered agricultural pests, and were actively used in cooking.
Of all the pets we live with, we would like to single out one. Quiet and calm, not in a hurry, measured - African snail. Features and habitat of the African snail The homeland of the snail is Africa, hence its name. But Achatina lives not only there. Since it is a heat-loving mollusk, accordingly, it settles where it is warm, light and humid.
How many more animals, fish, mollusks, crayfish and crabs unknown to us hitherto unknown in the sea. They can be explored and described for an infinite amount of time. Scientists oceanologists do not cease to be surprised at their new discoveries. Some inhabitants live right before our eyes, even under our feet.
How rich and underwater the kingdom is not completely explored. Its unforgettable, chic water open spaces. With millions of different algae growing like fabulous, marine botanical gardens. Such a likeness on land will never be seen. An incredible combination in size, colors, as if Neptune himself cares for them.
In our busy life, not often, but they happen - weekends. When you want to ignore everything, turn on the TV. And see something relaxing, such as a channel about wildlife, the water world. We discover the underwater kingdom full of mysteries, secrets and legends. Here's a shark swimming past a sunken ship.
This mollusk has two common names: guidac and panopea. The first came from the Niskuali Indians and means "dig deeper." The second name was formed from the Latin system name of the mollusk - Panopea. Guidak has an extraordinary appearance. The Chinese are comparing it to the trunk of an elephant. In the population of southeast Asia, panopea is associated only with food.
Description and features Mollusks are so diverse that in numbers these animals occupy second place in the world, second only to arthropods. All three classes of these invertebrates share common features, for example, their body most often consists of three layers, while the body itself envelops the skin “veil” called the mantle.
Description and features Bivalves were named in honor of their addition. These aquatic inhabitants were nicknamed as early as the 18th century. All with the light hand of the Swedish naturalist Karl Linnaeus. But there are alternatives. For example, “headless”, which also reflects the appearance of these sedentary creatures.
Description and features The first thing to mention when discussing the class of gastropods is their variety. Almost a hundred thousand different species. There are so many of them that these invertebrates live in salty sea waters, having fallen in love with both solid depths and shallow water, and in fresh rivers, lakes, and even on land, and you can meet them not only in green thickets, but also in deserts and the rocks.
Black cuttlefish - an amazing inhabitant of the ocean depths, excites the imagination of people for many centuries. For example, the legendary image of a sea devil or sea monk, about which the sailors composed terrible tales and which scared young recruits, is just a ten-tentacle black cuttlefish.
Vitamins PP, E, A, B1 and B2, iodine, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, calcium, potassium, fluorine and sodium. This is an incomplete list of krill contents. It contains chromium, zinc, copper, manganese, polysaturated acids "Omega-3" and "Omega-6", as well as astakstantin. The last substance is a powerful antidepressant. That sounds attractive.
Scientific mysticism. In the kitchen of Japan there is a dish "Dancing squid." The clam is placed in a bowl of rice and watered with soy sauce. The killed animal begins to move. Mystic? Not. The sauce contains sodium. The squid's nerve fibers react to it, contracting. Interaction is possible for several hours after the mollusk is caught from the sea.
Snails have long ceased to be exotic pets. Domestic African snails are very unpretentious, quickly get used to the owner, and also do not require special care. Achatina are the most popular among domestic mollusks. Features and habitat of the African snail The giant African snail belongs to the gastropods to a subclass of pulmonary snails.
Features and habitat of the trumpeter Virtually any beautiful, spiral-shaped shell found on the coast resembles the shell of a trumpeter mollusk. Although shellfish, similar to a trumpeter, a huge number. Mollusk trumpeter For example, the same rapan (rapana), often found in the Black Sea and so familiar to all vacationers, is very similar to it.
Features and habitat of oysters Oysters belong to the class of marine bivalve mollusks. In the modern world, there are 50 species of these underwater inhabitants. People use them to create jewelry, exquisite culinary masterpieces from time immemorial. To improve the taste of oysters, producers often place them in clean seawater with special algae.
Features and habitat The body of the snail zebra mussel is located inside a reliable strong shell, which protects it from adverse external influences. The sink itself consists of two identical leaves, like any other bivalve. The "house" of the mollusk in adulthood reaches 4-5 centimeters in length with a width of 3 centimeters.