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While the "limestone flora" is the most conspicuous feature of our "limestone" regions, and receives the most attention, many interesting animals live there as well.

  • Molluscs
  • Spiders
  • Insects
  • Birds
  • Mammals

  • The native snail Cepaea hortensis scouring the surface of a "limestone" outcrop on the Cow Head peninsula. Although this species is not restricted to limestone habitats, a steady supply of calcium carbonate greatly improves the strength of their shells - Photo: John E. Maunder. [CLICK image to enlarge.]







    [Page last updated: February 15, 2012]





















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