updated Aug 2020
seen? This little whelk with a broad base on the underside
is sometimes seen in sandy areas on our Southern shores.
Features: 1.5-2cm. Shell thick
conical with neat, regular ridges. Shell plain brown or bluish grey often with two smudgy broad darker bands. Underside with a distinctive broad flat white smooth base, a dark blotch
in the centre and 'teeth' at the shell opening. Body pale. Pperculum
thin and yellow.
whelks on Singapore shores
Kusu Island, Aug 17
shared by Marcus Ng on flickr.
- Tan Siong
Kiat and Henrietta P. M. Woo, 2010 Preliminary
Checklist of The Molluscs of Singapore (pdf), Raffles
Museum of Biodiversity Research, National University of Singapore.
- Tan, K. S.
& L. M. Chou, 2000. A
Guide to the Common Seashells of Singapore. Singapore
Science Centre. 160 pp.
Dharma. 1988. Indonesian shells (Siput dan Kerang Indonesia).
PT Sarana Graha. Indonesia. 111 pp.