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Any help is welcome with these shells from Mauritius (south-west Indian Ocean).

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13.5 mm

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49 mm

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Very light Tellinid (not T.palatum), 31 mm

1. Isn't it the well known Polinices tumidus (Swainson, 1840) ?

3. The closest I could get by browsing the internet is Macoma cygnus (Hanley, 1844). That shell could even be a species of Semelidae instead of Tellinidae. It depends on the presence of the internal ligament in the hinge, which isn't quite visible in this picture.  <span class="petit">--Last edited by mikede on 2010-03-16 18:37:20 --</span>
#2 looks like COnus virgo.
thanks Mike and Dave.