Phyllirhoe Bucephala

Phyllirhoe Bucephala—Showing in the dark the luminous spots.

This little animal belongs to the family of snails, class Heteropoda, is about an inch long, and is devoid of any shell or covering whatever. It is flat, and so absolutely transparent that a person can read through its body. It is provided with a pair of feelers. The little animal is very luminous if placed in fresh water or disturbed, but this phenomenon is most beautiful when an ammonia solution is poured over the animal.


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Scientific American, Vol. XLIII.--No. 1. [New Series.], July 3, 1880
A Weekly Journal Of Practical Information, Art, Science,
Mechanics, Chemistry, And Manufactures
Available from www.gutenberg.org
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