Harpa major

Family : Harpidae

 

Harpa major, Harpidae

Amply diffused in all Indo-Pacific, Red Sea included, the Harpa major lives buried in the sand, under the low tide limit, up to about 60 m of depth. The edible mollusc has a big foot of cream colour spotted brown and eats small crabs. The shell, mostly brown-reddish, may reach the length of 10 cm with showy axial ribs spaced by thin striations crossed by an elegant drawing. It ‘a frequent popular species in amateur collections © Giuseppe Mazza

 

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