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I have this shell that I would like help to ID

It measures approx 9-10 inches long

I am new to this forum I hope the link below works
thank you

<a href="" target="_blank"><!-- m --><a class="postlink" href=""></a><!-- m --></a>  <span class="petit">--Last edited by Paul Monfils on 2008-07-11 03:39:00 --</span>
Hi there. It is not a whelk, it belongs to the family Fasciolariidae; the Tulip and Spindle shells. It is the Florida Horse Conch <i>Pleuroploca papillosa</i>(Sowerby 1825) found from the S.E. United States to N. Mexico.