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    • Tusk Shells
    • Tusk Shell
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    • Scaphopoda
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    • Conchas de colmillo
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    • 掘足綱

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Creative Commons Flickr Photos Tagged "Scaphopoda."

Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

Observer

fadiyaghmour

Date

April 7, 2016 04:20 PM GST

Place

Sharjah (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

memopob

Date

February 12, 2016

Description

Fossilized sp from Big River, Kahurangi. One of a number of species appearing in this rock series.
Piece is c 60mm long. It is interesting that the shell has fallen onto a coarse gritty layer and is covered in a much finer sediment, or viceversa

Photos / Sounds

Observer

fmoretzsohn

Date

October 15, 2015

Description

A single, empty shell of the Texas Tuskshell, Paradentalium americanum, was collected by dredging near Port Aransas, at a depth of about 10 m. It was found during a field trip on the R/V Katy.

The species is discussed and illustrated in the Encyclopedia of Texas Seashells, p. 390. It can also be found in BioGoMx at:
http://gulfbase.org/biogomx/biospecies.php?species=Spp-36-0014

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Tusk Shells Class Scaphopoda

Observer

ccovington

Date

October 15, 2015 11:05 AM HST

Photos / Sounds

What

Common Tooth Shell Dentalium entale

Observer

guidos

Date

July 6, 2015

Place

Gulen (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Tusk Shells Class Scaphopoda

Observer

melrodgers

Date

October 25, 2014

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

bholthuis

Date

April 12, 2012 02:42 PM EDT

Place

marigot (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

bholthuis

Date

April 12, 2012 02:42 PM EDT

Place

marigot (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

bholthuis

Date

April 12, 2012 02:40 PM EDT

Place

marigot (Google, OSM)
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Description from Wikipedia

The tusk shells or scaphopods are a class of shelled marine molluscs. The scientific name of this class is Scaphopoda, meaning "shovel-footed". Shells of species within this class range from about 0.5 to 15 cm in length. Members of the Order Dentaliida are generally significantly larger than those of the Order Gadilida.

No range data available.
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