Other Common Names

English: Australian watering pot, vaginal watering pot. PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS

Shell is narrowly tube-shaped and irregularly sculptured, with the remnant of its 0.2-in (4 mm) larval shell in a lateral "saddle" near the anterior end. The anterior end is flared, comprising a perforated plate (reflected in common name) fringed by open tubules; posterior end has "plaited ruffles." Color is white and chalky. Grows as long as 12 in (295 mm). Soft body with large bottle-green siphons fringed with white tentacles and ringed by a periostracal band. The apex is coated with sand grains. Adults lack adductor muscles.

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