Xenophora

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xeno- +‎ -phora

Coined in 1807 by Gotthelf Fischer von Waldheim from ξένος (xénos, strange/foreign or stranger/foreigner/guest) + φορά (phorá, carrying or burden): they attach foreign objects to their shells, including other shells.

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Xenophora f

  1. A taxonomic genus within the family Xenophoridae – some of the carrier shells.

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