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Index of flora
Index of fauna
Kingdom Animale | Phylum Mollusca | Class Bivalvia
  Photo by Tan Bee HongBrown or Mud Mussel
Glauconome rugosa

Family Glauconomidae


This edible filter feeding bivalve (Chinese call it "Tua Tow") has a yellowish-green periostracum (horny covering on shell) and burrows in mangrove mud. (Length 4-6cm).
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