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EarthSky // Today's Image Release Date: Oct 24, 2013

Translucent snails

You can see through the shells to the snails inside.

Image credit: Alexander M. Weigand

Image credit: Alexander M. Weigand

Scientists discovered this new species of a peculiar cave-dwelling snail in one of the 20 deepest cave systems in the world, Lukina Jama–Trojama, in Croatia.

The newly discovered species belongs to a genus of minute air-breathing land snails that have lost visual orientation and are considered to be true eutroglobionts, or exclusive cave-dwellers.

Read more: A new beautiful translucent snail from the deepest cave in Croatia

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