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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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