In 2015, a deep-sea discovery was described to be unlike anything else in the animal kingdom. It was a snail with a shell made out of iron sulphide, with some populations also having magnetic properties in their unique exoskeletons. It made me wonder - what other magnificent marine snails are out there?
Check out the Field Museum's invertebrate collection.
Read more about the scaly-foot gastropod (Chrysomallon squamiferum).
Special thanks to Jochen Gerber for sharing the wonderful world of gastropods with us!
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