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Author/Editor: N. Sivasothi
Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research, Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore.

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05 Jul 2007 - Raffles Museum News has shifted to http://news.rafflesmuseum.net

Tue 08 May 2007

Linnaeus 300 (04/30) - Brechites penis (Linnaeus, 1758)

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Linnaeus 300 - Raffles Museum News is bringing you 30 images of species described by Linnaeus in celebration of his 300th birthday on 23rd May 2007.

Photo (4 of 30): Brechites penis (Linnaeus, 1758) by Wong Hoong Wei.
Recommended by Gopalasamy Reuben Clements.

Can you spot the two tiny valves at the top left of the photo? The Waterspout or Watering-Pot Shell was described in "A Guide to Seashore Life in Singapore."

Reuben suggested we also read this interesting paper that ponders tube construction, appropriately enough in a Swedish journal: Harper, E.M. & B. Morton, 2004. Tube construction in the watering pot shell Brechites vaginiferus (Bivalvia; Anomalodesmata; Clavagelloidea). Acta Zoologica (Stockholm), 85: 149 - 161.

Linnean celebrations around the world:
Nature's Web Focus: Linnaeus at 300

Raffles Museum News: Celebrating Linnaeus' 300th birthday

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Tue 08 May 2007

International Museum Day 2007: Raffles Museum events

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Raffles Museum events

I: MR Bus Tours: Wed 23 May 2007
University Jaunts (Four tours)


  • Jurong East MRT Station
  • Chinese Heritage Centre (NTU),
  • Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research (NUS),
  • NUS Museums (NUS).

Meet at Jurong East MRT station. It is a first-come, first-served registration.
The limit is 40 participants only per bus maximum.

Start times

  • 9.30am,
  • 10.30am,
  • 12.30pm,
  • 1.30pm.

Bus Tour reaches Raffles Museum at:

  1. 11.00am
  2. 12.00pm
  3. 2.00pm
  4. 3.00pm

The Raffles Museum Public Gallery Volunteer Guides will be conducting free guided tours for participants.

II: The M. I. A. Tour, Sat 26 May 2007
Visit three galleries at night! (Two tours)


  1. Dover MRT (EW22) Station
  2. Raffles Museum Biodiversity Research
  3. Kent Ridge Park
  4. Reflections at Bukit Chandu
  5. Memories at Old Ford Factory
  6. City Hall MRT

Email eileen_ng@nhb.gov.sg with the following information:

  1. Name:
  2. Handphone No:
  3. Email:

Registered participants will meet their guides at the bus stop at Dover MRT (EW22) station, opposite the Singapore Poly (closer to the taxi stands) at the far margin of the bus stop.

Tour times

  • 5.30pm-12.30am,
  • 6.30pm-1.30am.

Do come prepared! You should bring:

  • Walking shoes or sandals - stilettos might get stuck in the boardwalk slats :-)
  • Water
  • Snack (its a long tour!)
  • Foldable umbrella.
  • Insect repellent.
  • Taxi fare (midnight surcharge!) to return home!

Participants will be guided by the Raffles Museum Pasir Panjang Volunteer Guides and guides from the National Archives!

Last year's reviews:

  • "M.I.A. Trail." Yesterday, 27 May 2006.
  • "The M. I. A. trail." Raffles Museum News, 29 May 2006.
  • "IMD Regional Bus Tours: Heartlanders reach the museum!" Raffles Museum News, 01 Jun 2007
  • "when ... a docent started speaking it cheered up considerably." Raffles Museum News, 20 Jul 2006.

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