Australian Museum Journal On a large example of Megalatractus aruanus, L.

Shortform:
Hedley, 1905, Rec. Aust. Mus. 6(2): 98–100
Author(s):
Hedley, Charles
Year published:
1905
Title:
On a large example of Megalatractus aruanus, L.
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
6
Issue:
2
Start page:
98
End page:
100
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.6.1905.992
Language:
English
Plates:
plates xxi–xxii
Date published:
15 September 1905
Cover date:
15 September 1905
ISSN:
0067-1975
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Digitized:
06 August 2009
Reference number:
992
EndNote package:
EndNote file
Title page:
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Complete work:
Complete work (532kb PDF)

Abstract

Since the appearance of Mr. H. L. Kesteven's article on the structure of Megalatractus aruanus, further notes and information have been accumulated on the subject by the writer. The size attained by this gigantic shell does not seem to be generally appreciated. It is quoted by Deshayes as "longueur 3 pouces, 11 lignes." The latest monographer, Tryon gives the length as from 8-12 inches. It appears to be the largest recent Gasteropod. So far as I am aware, no illustration of the adult shell has appeared.

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