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Scientists have found a huge colony of elusive and brightly colored shellfish species in coastal waters in the west of Scotland.
A brainless and faceless fish was one of 15 species discovered this year in a series of Scottish marine excavations.
The Flame Shell, Limaria hians, is a species of small saltwater clam, a marine bivalve mollusk belonging to the family Limidae. The flame shell looks a lot like a scallop with a bright orange fringe of filaments emerging from between the valve of its shell. The bivalves fashion a felt-lined nest by making sticky threads which bind stones and pieces of shell debris. This shell is distributed primarily in the west coast of Scotland from the sub littoral, down to 100 meters, although...
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