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Index of fauna
Kingdom Animale | Phylum Mollusca | Class Bivalvia
  Photo by JohariMangrove Hammer Shell
Isognomon ephippium

Family Isognomonidae


This shell is common in mangrove, attaching in clumps to mangrove roots and other hard substrates (including the concrete walls of muddier coastal drains) by means of byssal threads. They have thin flattened shells which sometimes grow to quite large sizes. (Diameter 5-8cm).
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