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    • Scaphopods
    • Tooth Shells
    • Tusk Shells
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    • Conchas de colmillo
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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

What

Hexagon Tuskshell Dentalium neohexagonum

Observer

finatic

Date

January 8, 2017 02:01 PM PST

Description

San Diego County, California, US

Micro shells found by sorting through sand and shell fragments.

Photos / Sounds

What

Hexagon Tuskshell Dentalium neohexagonum

Observer

finatic

Date

January 7, 2017 02:14 PM PST

Description

San Diego County, California, US

Micros found sifting through sand and shell fragments. Size markings are in millimeters.

Photos / Sounds

What

Ivory Tusk Shell Graptacme eborea

Observer

susanhewitt

Date

December 11, 2016 03:32 PM EST

Photos / Sounds

Observer

susanhewitt

Date

December 11, 2016 03:30 PM EST

Description

It is always exciting to find a species in this family.

Gadilidae are the "other" family of scaphopods, smaller and shaped a little like a bottle.

Photos / Sounds

Observer

susanhewitt

Date

December 11, 2016 03:27 PM EST

Description

This tusk shell is quite highly curved, so I think it is a different species to the most common one that occurs here, which is Paradentalium americanum.

Photos / Sounds

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What

American Tusk Shell Paradentalium americanum

Observer

susanhewitt

Date

December 12, 2016 06:03 AM EST

Description

I re-photograpedh these, because the first shot came out so blurry as to be unrecognizable.

This shot is slightly better but still not very good.

Photos / Sounds

What

American Tusk Shell Paradentalium americanum

Observer

susanhewitt

Date

December 9, 2016 05:12 PM EST

Description

It s always a pleasure to find a scaphopod.

Photos / Sounds

What

Hexagon Tuskshell Dentalium neohexagonum

Observer

finatic

Date

October 12, 2016 03:07 PM PDT

Description

San Diego County, California, US

Photos / Sounds

What

Hexagon Tuskshell Dentalium neohexagonum

Observer

finatic

Date

October 2, 2016 05:35 PM PDT

Description

San Diego County, California, US

Photos / Sounds

What

Hexagon Tuskshell Dentalium neohexagonum

Observer

susanhewitt

Date

October 2, 2016 05:00 AM PDT

Photos / Sounds

Observer

susanhewitt

Date

September 27, 2016 05:41 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

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What

Hexagon Tuskshell Dentalium neohexagonum

Observer

susanhewitt

Date

September 27, 2016 05:41 PM PDT

Description

These are all hexagonal in cross-section, as you can easily tell if you roll them between your fingertips.

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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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