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The Freshwater Winkle


I WAS, recently, fortunate enough to obtain a pair of the yellow-bodied variety of the freshwater winkle (P. contecta) from what I understand was the first consignment to be imported into this country. Unfortunately the female died, and when I removed it from the aquarium the body fell out of the shell, the snail having apparently been dead a day or two. I then noticed that there was a row of five fully-formed baby snails—about ¼ inch in diameter—in the gelatinous egg-sac.

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