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This coiled thin shell with pale orange bands is that of a marine gastropod/snail that lives in a coiled tube. The snails resemble tube worms (polychaetes) because of the structure but are in a different family. The tube is usually cemented to other structures. Unlike other snails, this species does not have an operculum or lid.

Date & Time

  2018-05-25 01:59 PM


  -37.994539 , 145.030861 : 0.034 m

Near Beaumaris VIC 3193, Australia


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Cathy Powers, David Francis, and Lorraine Phelan starred this.

  1. David Francis  How interesting! Reminds me of the tube-worm Galeolaria but it is in a completely different phylum. I would never have guessed it was a mollusc.

    Reply • 29 May 2018

  2. David Francis  Thylacodes sipho added.

    Reply • 29 May 2018

    • Leuba Ridgway  Thanks David. I thought it was a tube-worm too...Interesting isn't it ?

      Reply • 29 May 2018

NS Observation No. 5B0BF964ED2A89FA060055AC
Created 2018-05-28 10:49 PM (over 1 year ago)
Created By Leuba Ridgway
Updated 2018-05-30 02:50 PM (over 1 year ago)
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