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Giant Keyhole Limpet Video Stock Footage

Limpets of this family have a hole at the top of the shell, the portal through which waste products are released. This makes them different from the true limpets, which release waste from the mantle beneath the shell. This species is one of the largest keyhole limpets. M. crenulata has been used for experimental studies on gamete agglutination. Its blood contains a hemocyanin that appears blue due to its copper content. This protein carries oxygen as hemoglobin does in vertebrates. Unlike hemoglobin, the hemocyanin is not bound to cells but is simply dissolved in the hemolymph, the fluid part of the blood. Learn more about Giant Keyhole Limpet


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Animalia: Mollusca: Not Assigned: Gastropoda: Fissurellidae: Megathura crenulata

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