Angaria Star Shell

Angaria Star Shell
Angaria Star Shell
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Superfamily: Angarioidea
Family: Angariidae
Genus: Angaria
Species: A. sphaerula
Scientific Name: Angaria sphaerula

The Angaria Star Shell is a marine gastropod common to the Pacific Ocean, specifically the Philippines. This shell, which is considered a "Top" shell by some, can grow up to 13" in diameter. It is often ensnared in the nets of fishermen by its long protruding spires.

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