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Common Elephant's Tusk

Antalis vulgaris (da Costa 1778)

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Antalis vulgaris (Common Elephant's Tusk) is a species of molluscs in the family Dentaliidae. Dead Common Elephant's Tusk form shallow marine sediments. They are upward conveyors. Individuals can grow to 60 mm. They have sexual reproduction. They are facultatively mobile animals.

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  • URI: http://polytraits.lifewatchgreece.eu/terms/RW_UC
  • Definition: Upward conveyors are vertically oriented species that typically feed head-down at depth in the sediment. Vertically oriented head-down feeders actively select and ingest particles at the deeper sediments and egest these non-locally as faeces in the sediment surface
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  • URI: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/GO_0019953
  • Definition: Capable of creating a new organism by combining the genetic material of two gametes, which may come from two parent organisms or from a single organism, in the case of self-fertilizing hermaphrodites.
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EOL has data for 27 attributes, including:

Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of common elephant's tusk. View this species on GBIF