Busycon Freaks

    Members of the Genus Busycon appear to be particularly susceptible to shell damage apparently as a result of attacks by predators (rays, crabs, etc.). However, the snails demonstrate remarkable resilience and are able to  survive and repair the damage - at times producing some bizarre shells.

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Busycon perversum (Linnaeus, 1758)

Busycon perversum (Linnaeus, 1758) Predator Damage

Busycon perversum (Linnaeus, 1758) Freak

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Busycon perversum (Linnaeus, 1758) Predator Damage  Busycon perversum (Linnaeus, 1758) Predator Damage  Busycon perversum (Linnaeus, 1758) Predator Damage In Situ

Busycon carica (Gmelin, 1791)

Busycon carica (Gmelin, 1791)

Busycon carica (Gmelin, 1791) Predator Damage

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