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Index of flora
Index of fauna
Kingdom Animale | Phylum Mollusca | Class Bivalvia
Photo by Tan Bee Hong Waterspout or Watering-Pot Shell
Brechites penis

Family Clavagellidae
This is a highly modified sublittoral filter-feeding
Photo by Tan Bee Hong
Vestigial shell valves
bivalve despite its tubular shape. The two valves are greatly reduced and have been fused onto the walls of the calcareous tube which now surrounds the greatly enlarged soft siphons (breathing channels). The calcareous tubes are sometimes washed up on the shore. (Length up to 10cm).
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