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  Architectonica perspectiva Linnaeus, 1758
  Family Name : Architectonicidae

  Taxonomic Group : Invertebrates (Mollusc)

  Common Names : Clear Sundial

 
Clear Sundial
  • Ecology, Habitat & Location
    • Ecological Notes :
      Sandy bottoms. Moves about just beneath the surface of the sand.
      Habitats :
      Marine, Sandy Shore
      Distribution :
      Indo-Pacific.
  • Conservation
    • Trends & Threats :
      Habitat destruction; collection for the marine curio trade.
      Scientific Interest & Potential Value :
      Shell trade.
      Conservation Notes :
      Original shore habitats where the species could be found previously have been lost through reclamation. Legislation to protect marine life from over-collecting needs to be instituted.
  • Status
    • Singapore Red Data Book 2008 status :
      Endangered (EN)
  • References
    • Davison, G.W.H., Ng, P.K.L. & Ho, H.C (Eds.). 2008. The Singapore Red Data Book (2nd Edition). Singapore: Nature Society (Singapore). 285pp 

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