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  • Hippoporidra edax


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    • Mutualistic relationship between bryozoa and hermit crab inhabited gastropod shell.

    Taxonomy

    Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Bryozoa
    Class: Gymnolaemata
    Order: Cheilostomatida
    Family: Hippoporidridae
    Genus: Hippoporidra
    Species: H. edax
    Author Citation (Busk, 1859)

    Geological Time Scale

    Eon: Phanerozoic
    Era: Cenozoic
    Period: Neogene
    Epoch: Pliocene
    International Age: Piacenzian

    Stratigraphy

    Duplin Formation

    Provenance

    Collector: Michael Reagin
    Date Collected: 11/08/2009
    Acquired by: Field Collection

    Dimensions

    Blank: 22mm

    Location

    un-named creek
    Bladen County
    North Carolina
    United States

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    Mutualistic relationship between bryozoa and hermit crab inhabited gastropod shell.



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    very nice! am always fascinated with pagurized gastropod shells. It's especially interesting when the aragonite is gone and the bryozoa are all that is left of the shell as in the Castle Hayne.

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