cone (Conus ebraeus) -
Black-striped or Liver triton (Septa hepatica) - Singles
Banded trochus snail or Samong/simong (Rochia nilotica) -
Pontifical mitre or Sungkod-sungkod (Mitra stictica) - Singles
First Day Covers:
“Save Our Shores, Save Our Ocean” –
Series I (Definitive Issues)
To send the
message on the importance of taking care of our natural resources
and in the context of environmental and health crises caused by
exploitation, PHLPost issues “Save Our Shores, Save Our Oceans”
with photographs provided by
National Museum of the Philippines
and images of Philippine waters from
Hebrew cone (Conus ebraeus).
Common name, the
black-and-white cone, is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod
mollusk in the family Conidae, the cone snails and their allies.
Conus ebraeus is (very) poisonous, and, the poison can kill
you under all circumstances.
Common on shallow reefs and tidepools.
Black-striped or Liver triton (Septa hepatica).
A species of predatory sea snail,
a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Cymatiidae.
Septa hepatica is a species of predatory sea snail in the
family Cymatiidae. The shell is liver-colored with distinctive brown
trochus snail or Samong/simong (Rochia nilotica). Well suited for
reef aquariums. The Banded
Trochus Snail is very peaceful, and, because of its shell shape, it
is not easily eaten by crabs.
It does best in a well-established aquarium with ample hiding
places and room to forage. It naturally feeds on algae,
cyanobacteria, and diatoms amongst your live rock, substrate, and
aquarium glass. The Banded
Trochus Snail normally has a black foot that is an off white/tan
color on the underside of the foot. It boasts a pale gray, top or
pyramid-shaped shell. Thanks to the maroon stripes or bands on its
shell, the Banded Trochus Snail adds a unique flair to any marine
Pontifical mitre or Sungkod-sungkod (Mitra stictica).
A species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in
the family Mitridae, the mitres.
The length of an adult shell varies between 1.2 to
3.4 inches. Common in
sand at any depth.
Philippines has been acknowledged by marine biologists as one of
less than twenty countries with mega-biodiversity. Despite the
emphasis on its incomparable biodiversity, much can still be done to
protect our natural resources. Laws exist to safeguard aquatic
habitats from exploitative fishing practices but waters enclosed in
Philippine territories are also at the mercy of pollution and
climate change. The species featured herein represent only a small
amount of what we stand to lose: our natural resources, coastal
livelihoods and communities, and our country’s sustainable future.