Siphonochelus pavlova (Iredale, 1936)

     This species was named to commemorate Anna Pavlova (1885-1931), the Russian dancer who was the world's prima ballerina during the era of the Great War and the Roaring Twenties.  The unique form of the shell recalls Pavlova's artistry.

Siphonochelus pavlova (Iredale, 1936)

Dredged at 80 fathoms off Cape Moreton, Queensland, Australia (19.62 mm.)
Specimen by Marilyn Northrop (Lehigh Acres, FL) - digital image by Cathy Hollar