Kōrero: Marine animals without backbones

White lamp shells

White lamp shells

Lamp shells derive their common name from their resemblance to ancient Roman lamps. Most lamp shells attach themselves to the sea floor with a little stalk that resembles a wick. Pictured here, encrusted in sea anemones and seaweed, are some feeding white lamp shells, Liothyrella neozelanica.

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Dennis Gordon and Maggy Wassilieff, 'Marine animals without backbones - Lace corals and lamp shells', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/5864/white-lamp-shells (accessed 19 June 2024)

He kōrero nā Dennis Gordon and Maggy Wassilieff, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006