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Index of flora
Index of fauna
Kingdom Animale | Phylum Mollusca | Class Gastropoda
  Photo by Tan Bee HongMelongena pugilina
Melongena pugilina

Family Galeodidae


This snail used to be common on local sandy and muddy shores, and was much sought after for food. It is predaceous and lays characteristic eggs like those of the muricids. The siphonal canal (posterior projection) can sometimes extend to great lengths in larger specimens. (Shell 7-10cm).
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