Tusk Shells

M-620 TUSK SHELL, Dentalium pilsbryi

A primitive form of mollusk distantly related to the bivalves. Its tapered shell is shaped like an elephant’s tusk. It burrows rapidly through the sand, pulling itself down with its hatchet-shaped foot. Scaphopods feed with modified tentacles known as captacula. Size: 1-2 cm. Currently unavailable.

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