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trochus

[′trō·kəs]
(invertebrate zoology)
The inner band of cilia on a trochal disk.
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From gastropod examples: Trochus, Clanculus, Planaxis, Natica, Conus, Thais and Siphonaria.
Savage often features the Susu shell (Torres Strait creole for the trochus shell meaning 'breast') in her work.
Herbicidal Effects of Marine Animal, Trochus tentorium from Gulf of Mannar, Southeastern India.
It happens that these areas are rich in pearl-shell, beche-de-mer, trochus, sponges, turtleshell, and other valuable articles of commerce.
By early in the twentieth century in Torres Strait, passenger fish was beche-de-mer and other commercial marine products, mainly pearl shell (Pinctada maxima), trochus shell (Trochus niloticus), tortoiseshell (Eretmochelys imbricata) and black lip shell (Pinctada margaritifera) gathered, processed and sold by Islander workers who were not officially 'on the books', that is they were outside the company boat system.
Only narrow armshells (about 5-10mm high) made from Conus and Trochus shell have been found there (Seligman and Joyce 1907, Fig.
Looking into the trochus shell: Autoethnographic reflections on a cross-cultural collaborative music research project.
It was how he executed the inhabitants of the beautiful cowrie, trochus and trumpet shells that also toppled forward whenever Catherine opened the freezer door.
When Ryan managed Iboki plantation, he had developed good personal relations with coastal villagers who visited his store either as customers or as sellers of trochus shells and crocodile skins.
While they do not tend to earn their living from fishing, it is possible that they have some kind of historical association with harvesting sedentary marine products--notably the trepang or sea cucumber and trochus or top shells--in the present day eastern islands of Indonesia and northern Australian waters (along with the Sama Bajau).
By the early 1960s development of plastic buttons was eroding the trochus and pearling industries in the Torres Strait, and consequently people from Thursday, Moa and other islands joined families such as the Pitts, Sailors and Walters who had already settled in Cairns.