Thursday, February 23, 2017

Larvotto Marine Reserve - Fan Mussel 29.4.2010

Larvotto Marine Reserve is a coastal reserve in front of the beaches. It has a diverse wildlife with hundreds of plants and water animals. It is a perfect spot for people who love underwater adventures where you can see hundreds of fish species and critters. Larvotto Marine Reserve has a wide area of fifty hectares, established in the year 1976. It is originally built for maintaining a natural habit but soon became a tourist destination. Tourists will enjoy activities like swimming, diving, snorkeling, picture taking and sightseeing in Larvotto Marine Reserve.
Pinna nobilis, found in the Larvotto Marine Reserve, is a common name of the noble pen shell or fan mussel, which is a large species of Mediterranean clam, a marine bivalve mollusc in the family Pinnidae, the pen shells. It reaches up to 120 cm (4 ft) of shell length.

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