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mollusque commented on the word pencilbait
Solenidae are variously known as 'razor shells' (Britain), 'jack-knife' or 'razor clams' (USA), 'finger oysters' (Australia) and 'pencilbait' or 'stickbait' (South Africa).--R. Kilburn & E. Rippey, 1982, Sea Shells of Southern Africa, p. 180
July 7, 2012