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It's a mollusc Jim, but not as we know it....

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We found this, and several others, in a hole. It's shell (?) is about 1.5cm high. It's head doesn't seem to have any features or sense organs, making it very strange.. Any ideas?

 

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It's a odd little bivalve and I'm being very stupid this morning, can't remember the name. Anyway, there's a number of these which act much more like snails than clams. Their shelves are covered with a fleshy layer, can be smooth & translucent or papillated like the one you shot. I'll have to look it up.

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Okay, brain kicked in. Family Galeommatidae, genus Scintilla or Galeomma or something like that. Check these out -

http://www.poppe-images.com/?t=17&photoid=955799

http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/reefs/guamimg/bivalvia/index.html

http://www.wildsingapore.com/wildfacts/mol...e/scintilla.htm

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Many thanks Leslie. I appreciate, as always, the help and references.

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