CONTENTS
Flora index
Fauna index
guide to the mangroves of singapore
Molluscs
Peter K L Ng and N Sivasothi (editors)
 
Siput biji nangka, Tua-too
Glauconome virens
Family Glauconomidae


The 'tua-too' is a popular bivalve eaten in restaurants locally. It burrows deep into the muddy intertidal substrate and has long, fused siphons that connect its filter-feeding apparatus with the outside world.

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close-ups of empty shells
Glauconome virens
left (top) and right valves
Shell length 6.1 cm
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