Specimen #009 – Earthstar Snails

snails

Date: July 6, 2018

Location: Koh Lon, Thailand

Collected by: DoAR

Observations: These curious gastropods have a hard muscular outer armature which opens in a characteristic star shape to reveal their inner shell. When opened, the females emit a yeasty aroma, like fresh baked bread to attract their mates.
They are treasured in some regions of France as a delicacy, often incorporated into a savory pie.

Methods: analysis by Demitasse image recognition:

earthstar: 0.1133
french loaf: 0.0556
snail: 0.0499
conch: 0.0427
potpie: 0.0422

Original image:

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