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Index of flora
Index of fauna
Kingdom Animale | Phylum Mollusca | Class Gastropoda
Photo by Tan Bee Hong Moon Snail

Family Naticidae
This is a predaceous snail occupying sandy shores, burrowing just below the surface in search of bivalves.

Sand collar
It uses its their rasping teeth (radula) to drill into the shells of its victims. The eggs are laid on the sand surface in the shape of "collars", which are a mixture of sand, eggs and mucus.

Another related species, Natica maculata, which has black spots, is less common. (Shell 3-4cm).
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