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Rafael Medenilla Picardal

Rafael Medenilla Picardal


from his collection

Canarium mutabile x urceus; hybrid form; Palawan Island, Palawan Province, Mimaropa Region, Philippines; 32,5 mm; Coll. Rafael Medenilla Picardal

Canarium mutabile x urceus; hybrid form; Palawan Island, Palawan Province, Mimaropa Region, Philippines; 32,5 mm; Coll. Rafael Medenilla Picardal


Reports

Rafael Picardal, 2013:

  • Four different Canarium species are living in BM beach, Barangay San Jose, Puerto Princesa City, Palawan Island, Palawan Province, Mimaropa Region, Philippines; Canarium urceus, Canarium mutabile, Canarium labiatum and Canarium microurceus.

"Last year I went to the beach in Palawan at lowtide to hunt Canarium urceus for a soup called “Ginataang Sikad Sikad” (Sea Shells with Coconut Milk) and I got a bucket full of it."

  • top: sea grass at lowtide at BM beach, Barangay San Jose, Puerto Princesa City, Palawan Island, Palawan Province, Mimaropa Region, Philippines
  • middle: children collecting Shells for Food (besides others: Canarium urceus and Canarium labiatum)
  • bottom: left: my catch, right: soup called “Ginataang Sikad Sikad” (Sea Shells with Coconut Milk)

Canarium labiatum (Röding, 1798) (top) and Canarium urceus (Linnaeus, 1758) (bottom) living in the same Habitat. Both are caught within just 15 mins in an area of probably 100-150 square meters.

Canarium sp.; BM beach, Barangay San Jose, Puerto Princesa City, Palawan Island, Palawan Province, Mimaropa Region, Philippines; Coll. Rafael Medenilla Picardal

  • 1.r: Canarium microurceus Kira, 1959; rare
  • 2.r: Canarium mutabile (Swainson, 1821); common
  • 3.r: Canarium labiatum (Röding, 1798); uncommon
  • 4.r: Canarium urceus (Linnaeus, 1758; common
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