Pg 13 (17) Mangrove Periwinkle snails (Littoraria angulifera) mating on a Red Mangrove branch
just above water level at low tide. A process that can last several hours... Both snails hold on to the branch
with their muscular underbody (foot) covered with a sort of gooey mucus. The female (..?) snail at the
bottom sports a rather severely damaged shell which doesn't seem to be of any hindrance. It appears
to be about 2 thirds through the self-mending process. Before completion, it will have to extract a lot
more bio minerals from its mantle, the active membrane between soft tissue and hard shell.
The single snail top right could be looking for a mating opportunity or even its turn..?
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