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Coral encrusted Thorny Oyster closing

Coral encrusted Thorny Oyster closing

Thorny Oysters cement themselves to coral reef or another suitable substrate. 

They have numerous eyes lining their mantles and a well-developed sensory nervous system, helping them detect changes in light and motion. That allows the Thorny Oyster to react to environmental changes like the shadows cast by an approaching predator.


  • Extinction Risk: Conservation dependent
  • Scientific Name: Spondylus varius
  • Resolution:  4K 3840 x 2160

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    Bitrate:  ≈150 Mbps

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