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  Atrina vexillum Born, 1778
  Family Name : Pinnidae

  Taxonomic Group : Invertebrates (Mollusc)

  Common Names : Indo-Pacific Fan Shell

Indo-Pacific Fan Shell
  • Ecology, Habitat & Location
    • Ecological Notes :
      In sand near coral reefs. Almost fully buried in the sand, with narrow pointed base firmly anchored. Broad end above sand surface usually slightly opened to expose colourful mantle.
      Habitats :
      Coral Reef, Marine
      Distribution :
      East Africa to Polynesia.
  • Conservation
    • Trends & Threats :
      Habitat degradation, and collection.
      Scientific Interest & Potential Value :
      Used as food.
      Conservation Notes :
      Not commonly seen now. Sites of occurrence need to be identified, some need to be designated as nature areas or marine protected areas, and legislation to protect marine life from over-collecting needs to be instituted.
  • Status
    • Singapore Red Data Book 2008 status :
      Vulnerable (VU)
  • 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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