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As a newbie i started my shell collection.
Recently i found this shell in the waters of CORSE (france),

Can you please help me to identify this huge (28cm) shell.

Photo can be found on:
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Kind regards

This is a Pen Shell, family Pinnidae. Your specimen appears to be a young specimen of Pinna nobilis, the Noble Pen Shell. Although you described your shell as "huge", this is actually a small specimen of this species, which can reach 80 cm in length.  <span class="petit">--Last edited by Paul Monfils on 2007-07-16 04:04:14 --</span>