|Kingdom Animale | Phylum Mollusca | Class Scaphopoda|
These are supposedly related to bivalves, their larvae sharing many features. They prefer the sublittoral zones, burrowing in soft sand or mud, feeding on small organisms like marine protozoa. The dead shells are frequently washed up on the shore, and were used as money by North Arnerican Indians in the early 1800s. (Shell up to 8cm).
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