How does a hapless clam get away from the voracious Noble volute?
Noble volute (Cymbiola nobilis) is a large handsome snail that feeds on clams and snails. This one seemed to have found a nice juicy Mactra clam (Mactra mera). Is the clam doomed to be breakfast?
Like many bivalves, this burrowing clam has a large strong foot. It uses its foot to dig into the ground and pull itself in. But to get away from the snail, the clam uses its foot to literally hop away. But that's not all!
James saw a more successful Noble volute grab a clam!
Here's more about what I saw on Changi today.