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Sea butterfly
Image ID: 29755
Common Name: Sea butterfly
Scientific Name: Clione limacina
Location: Arctic Ocean
Description: The sea butterfly is actually a shell-less snail that swims using its muscular wings for propulsion. These wings are really a modified foot - the part upon which more conventional snails crawl around. Just a few centimetres long this delicate and beautiful creature is a surprisingly fearsome predator, feeding upon other pelagic gastropods.
Keywords: Mollusca, Gastropoda, Opisthobranchia, Clionidae, Clione limacina, sea-butterfly, predator, plankton, Arctic Ocean
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