Kōrero: Shellfish

Circular saw shell

Circular saw shell

Circular saw shells (Astraea heliotropium) were once considered to be rare, and were desired collectors’ items. However, they are often brought up by oyster dredges working in Foveaux Strait and no longer command high prices at shell auctions.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Maggy Wassilieff, 'Shellfish - Shell collecting', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/object/8042/circular-saw-shell (accessed 27 January 2022)

He kōrero nā Maggy Wassilieff, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006