Boars 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.

Object Summary

Accession Loan No.
60/1919/1397
Collection Class
Molluscs
Collection Area Region
South-East Asia
Collector Excavator
Jewell, Miss Florence (from the collection of)
Common Name
boars tusk shell
Simple Name
mollusc: shell
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DENTALIIDAE: Dentalium aprinum (Linn): boars tusk shell