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Index of fauna
Kingdom Animale | Phylum Mollusca | Class Gastropoda
  Photo by Tan Bee HongRed Mangrove Shell
Assiminaea brevicula

Family Assiminaeidae


These tiny snails have their mantle cavity modified into a simple "lung" for breathing atmospheric oxygen. Assiminaea is a strikingly attractive snail common in the more sheltered parts of mangroves and the muddy areas in monsoon drains. Its shell is usually bright red but occasionally black. It probably feeds mainly on algae. (Shell 0.2-0.4cm).
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