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Large Fossil Melongena Corona
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Large Fossil Melongena Corona Pliocene Epoch, Caloosahatchee Formation
There are two forms of Melongena corona one much smoother than the other. They grow to about 5 in (12 cm) long and are mostly dark brown with irregular bands of white or cream. There are small spines on the largest whorl of the smooth form, but the other form has much bigger protuberances not only round several whorls but also some sharp spines near the aperture. This can be shut by an opercular flap. This snail is a predator and eats other molluscs such as scallops.
This fossil specimen is an example of the larger form of Melongena Corona. Excavated from the Caloosahatchee River in Southwest, Florida. Measures 15.4 cm (6.062 inches)