Seashell: Tusk Shell

By Xah Lee. Date:

It is quite amazing to find that those spiraling mollusks also developed into a shell that doesn't spiral so much, just giving a slight curve, like a tusk. This type of shells are indeed called Tusks.

This one is called Boar's Tusk (Dentalium Aprinum). This one measures 8 cm, and is bought in Taiwan, 2003. It looks like a jade jewel.

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