Pholas Dactylus (Linnaeus)

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This species is able to hollow out a home in a solid block of gneiss, one of the hardest rocks. To excavate its cell at the bottom of one of these gloomy retreats seems to be all that the animal lives for.


Hazlitt Alva Cuppy PH.D., Editor Beauties and Wonders of Land and Sea (Springfield, OH: Mast, Crowell & Kirkpatrick, 1895)


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