The Cowrie

The Cowrie is a very pretty kind of snail. Whereas most snails live in an ever expanding shell which grows in a spiral, the cowry somehow manages to live in a shell which is more spherical. It is also very shiny. In addition to eating algae off of whatever surface upon which it is traveling, it seems as if it also siphons water in the front and expels it out the back. Notice also the numerous hairy bristles on its underside.