Family Xenophoridae

These are called the carrier shells, and they incorporate rocks or bits of empty shells into their own shell when growing, a habit that probably aids in camouflage. Only one member of the family Xenophoridae is known for sure from the Marshalls, but specimens differ somewhat between the two atolls where they have been found and it is possible they could be different.

Xenophora cerea

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