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Index of flora
Index of fauna
Kingdom Animale | Phylum Mollusca | Class Gastropoda
  Photo by Tan Bee HongTelescope Creeper Shell
Telescopium telescopium

Family Potamididae


These large snails (length up to 10cm) are common on soft mangrove mud, feeding on organic material and algae on the surface, and are frequently collected for food by locals. The shell is often covered with encrusting barnacles and mud.

Mangrove Creeper Shell
Telescopium telescopium

Family Potamididae


Two species of creeper shells—the Obtuse Creeper, (Cerithidea obtusa) and the Sulcate Creeper (Terebralia sulcata), are still

Terebralia
Photo by Kang Nee
Cerithidae
relatively common in local mangroves, crawling on tree trunks or the roots. They are algal feeders. Both are regularly collected as food. The Obtuse Creeper typically has the tip of the shell rounded off. (Both shells 3-5crn in length).
Introduction
Shore environment
 
From A Guide to Seashore Life by Dr Leo W H Tan and Peter K L Ng
Published by the Singapore Science Centre and sponsored by BP

@Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research and Singapore Science Centre