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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tooth shell, tusk shellnoun

    any of various seashore mollusks having a tapering tubular shell open at each end and a foot pointed like a spade for burrowing

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  1. tusk shellnoun

    any of the marine mollusks of the class Scaphopoda, which look similar to elephant tusks.

Wikipedia

  1. Tusk shell

    The tusk shells or tooth shells, technically the Scaphopoda (the scaphopods , from Ancient Greek σκᾰ́φης skáphē "boat" and πούς poús "foot"), are members of a class of shelled marine mollusc with worldwide distribution, and are the only class of exclusively infaunal marine molluscs. Shells of species within this class range from about 0.5 to 18 cm (for Fissidentalium metivieri) in length. Members of the order Dentaliida tend to be larger than those of the order Gadilida. These molluscs live in soft substrates offshore (usually not intertidally). Because of this subtidal habitat and the small size of most species, many beachcombers are unfamiliar with them; their shells are not as common or as easily visible in the beach drift as the shells of sea snails and clams. Molecular data suggest that the scaphopods are a sister group to the cephalopods, although higher-level molluscan phylogeny remains unresolved.

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  1. tusk shell

    A tusk shell is a type of marine mollusc that belongs to the class Scaphopoda. They are characterized by their conical or cylindrical shape that resembles an elephant's tusk, from which they derive their name. The animal lives at the narrow end of the shell, which is often buried in the seabed, with the wider opening at the surface. They have a foot for burrowing and their diet mainly consists of microscopic organisms. Their sizes can range from a few millimeters up to approximately 15 centimeters.

Wikidata

  1. Tusk shell

    The tusk shells or scaphopods are a class of shelled marine molluscs. The scientific name of this class is Scaphopoda, meaning "shovel-footed". Shells of species within this class range from about 0.5 to 15 cm in length. Members of the Order Dentaliida are generally significantly larger than those of the Order Gadilida. These molluscs live on soft substrates offshore. Because of this subtidal habitat and the small size of most species, many beachcombers are unfamiliar with them; their shells are usually not nearly as common or as easily visible in the beach drift as the shells of sea snails and clams. Molecular data suggests that the scaphopods are a sister group to the cephalopods, although higher-level molluscan phylogeny remains somewhat unresolved.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tusk shell in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tusk shell in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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