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Flora index
Fauna index
guide to the mangroves of singapore
Molluscs
Peter K L Ng and N Sivasothi (editors)
 
Rodong/Berongan
Telescopium telescopium
Family Potamididae


A large, distinctive species with a thick, heavy shell, T. telescopium feeds on organic detritus and surface algae found on exposed mudflats.

Their highly extendable snout can be seen in action in the photograph.

Like the mata merah, this species also has a well-developed pallial eye.

This animal is eaten locally.

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Telescopium, heavily fouled
by barnacles, feeding on
surface detritus at low tide
Length of shell about 8 cm


Numerous Telescopium
in a disused prawn pond



Telescopium
shells grazing
during low tide
What is mangrove?
Introduction

The Ecosystem

Abiotic
Biotic

Value
Intro
Products
Indirect uses
Potential uses

About Mangroves
in Singapore

History
Mangroves to visit
Conservation
 
From "A Guide to Mangroves of Singapore", Peter K. L. Ng and N. Sivasothi (editors)
Volume 1: The Ecosystem and Plant Diversity and Volume 2: Animal Diversity
Authors: Kelvin K. P. Lim, Dennis H. Murphy, T. Morgany, N. Sivasothi, Peter K. L. Ng,
B. C. Soong, Hugh T. W. Tan, K. S. Tan & T. K. Tan
BP Guide to Nature Series published by the Singapore Science Centre, sponsored by British Petroleum
2001 Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research, The National University of Singapore & The Singapore Science Centre