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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Bibliographic Data

Short Form
Hedley, 1905, Rec. Aust. Mus. 6(2): 98–100
Author
Charles Hedley
Year
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
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