An Illustrated and Cross-Referenced Glossary of
Malacological and Conchological Terms

by Paul S. Mikkelsen

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  A mass of bubbles (left image) generated by planktonic snails to keep them at the surface, maintaining accessibility to their prey (e.g., Portuguese Man of War, Physalia; the By The Wind Sailor, Vellella; or the Blue Buttons, Porpita. Also, Janthina creates a bubble raft (right, dual image) to support its EGGS.

Left Photo: Janthina pallida (Thompson, 1840)
Two Right Photos: Janthina sp. upperside and underside of its EGG MASS.

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