Tag: tubular shell

Busy Benthos,macro,25-04-2013 nth cst KI DSM 
The dark reddish brown animal occupying the ‘tubeworm-like’ ostium(centre right) is in fact a gastropod mollusc,Serpulorbis sipho.This loosely coiled tubular shell is a common  littoral zone species which is endemic to southern Oz.(Fact:95+% of ALL molluscs found in southern Oz are endemic to the region).This shells’ basal coils are very firmly cemented to rocks,pinna shells,and other hard surfaces,singly or in clumps.They are suspension feeders,extruding a net of mucous threads.
Busy Benthos,macro,25-04-2013 nth cst KI DSM The dark reddish brown animal occupying the ‘tubeworm-like’ ostium(centre right) is in fact a gastropod mollusc,Serpulorbis sipho.This loosely coiled tubular shell is a common littoral zone s ...

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