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Impressive Gastropods


The diverse shapes of gastropods, their eye-catching colours and patterns have attracted the interest of human cultures from the earliest times onwards. Shells have been used as religious symbols, as a sources of inspiration in painting and sculpture, and as a form of currency. More than any other group, gastropods have attracted the attention of collectors. Some beautiful, shiny specimens can be worth hundreds of Euros.




Foto: Chr. Karantzolas