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Index of flora
Index of fauna
Kingdom Animale | Phylum Mollusca | Class Bivalvia
  Photo by Tan Bee HongJewel Box Shell
Chama

Family Chamidae


These shells are permanently attached to rocks on their deeply conical right valves. The rather flat left valve fits like a cover on the right one, thus giving the shell its common name. (Diameter up to 8 cm).
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