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Title: Gloripallum Pallum
Item Name: Shells

Description:

Two Mantle Scallop shells (Gloripallum Pallum), from the Indian / Pacific Ocean. Interior brown and white, exterior purple mottled white. Part of the Pamplin shell collection. Scallops are a type of bivalve mollusc - the soft body of the creature is entirely closed by two hinged sections of shell. Some scallops have the ability to open and close their shells (valves) rapidly, allowing them to swim away when danger threatens. In some types the top valve is convex, whilst the bottom valve is flat. Scallops are a commonly eaten form of sea food.


Materials: shell
ID_Number: ERYMS : 1995.887