Tusk-shell

Tusk shells, or scaphopods as they are properly known, are found around the world. These marine molluscs range in size from just 0.5 cm to 18 cm. These one is particularly small. The collection data on the box reads ‘‘ 50 miles WNW of ?Forbes Tearaght, Kerry. 320 fathoms. ’

Object Summary

Accession Loan No.
1720/1909/94
Collection Class
Molluscs
Collection Area Region
Northern Europe
Collector Excavator
Linter, Miss Juliana Emma (from the collection of)
Common Name
tusk-shell
Simple Name
mollusc: shell
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GADILIDAE: Siphonodentalium quinoangularis [?]: tusk-shell