Mildly Interesting

Scaly Foot Gastropod has Iron in its Bones


The most ‘metallic’ creature on Earth

This creature is a Scaly Foot Gastropod. It is unique in being the only animal to have iron in it’s skeleton. It has a dark colored shell with orange streaked through it and its inner body has long, narrow scales of similar colors. It’s iron bones probably make it the most metallic creature on the Earth.

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