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Shell Identification - ysacostas - 07-13-2006

Thank you Paul  <img src="images/icones/icon14.gif" alt="images/icones/icon14.gif" style="border:0" /> for identifying Group 6. It really amazes me how you could differentiate one shell from the other.


Shell Identification - ysacostas - 07-13-2006

Dear David,

I had the impression that shells are primarily collected because of their beauty and intricate designs.

Does it make the shell more beautiful and sought after because of where they come from?  


Shell Identification - paul monfils - 07-13-2006

Group 6:

13 (L) Coralliophila pyriformis; © and ® Harpa amouretta
15 (L) and ® Casmaria erinacea vibex; © Casmaria ponderosa
67 (L to R) Engina mendicaria; Nassarius limnaeiformis; Nassarius albescens; Thais savignyi; Thais sp., probably Thais kieneri.
69 (L) Amphidromus entobaptus (land snail); © Natica stellata; ® Nerita undata
71 (L to R) Cypraea ziczac; Cypraea stolida; Cypraea ziczac; Cypraea lutea; Cypraea bistrinotata
72 (L to R) Cypraea bouvinii; Cypraea pyriformis; Cypraea lynx; Cypraea moneta; Cypraea moneta (beachworn)
73 (Top L to R) Phasianella variegata; Conus mercator; Mitra (Strigatella) retusa; (Bottom L to R) Mitra (Strigatella) paupercula; Pyrene punctata
74 (L to R) Cypraea cribraria; Cypraea chinensis; Cypraea errones; Cypraea errones
75 (L to R) Conus muriculatus; Conus cinereus; Cypraea cicercula; Cypraea globulus; Calpurnus verrucosus
76 (L to R) Cypraea quadrimaculata; Cypraea isabella; Cypraea errones (beachworn); Cypraea annulus; Cypraea ziczac
77 (L to R) Cypraea lynx; Cypraea isabella; Cypraea ziczac; Cypraea helvola; Cypraea limacina
78 (L to R) Cypraea asellus; Cypraea errones; Cypraea annulus; Cypraea stolida; Cypraea teres
80 (Top L and C) Neritina coromandeliana; (Top R) Polinices mammilla; (Bottom) Neritina waigiensis x3
82 (Top R and L) Neritina coromandeliana; all others Neritina waigiensis
83 (Top L) Nerita sp., probably Nerita albicilla; (Top C and Bottom R) Neritina coromandeliana; all others Neritina waigiensis
84 (Top C) Chrysostoma paradoxum; all others Neritina waigiensis
85 (Top R) Neritina coromandeliana; all others Neritina waigiensis
86 ® Chrysostoma paradoxum; all others Neritina waigiensis
87 (Top R) probably Neritina coromandeliana; all others Neritina waigiensis
88 Neritina waigiensis
89 (Top L) Neritina coromandeliana; (Top C) Natica fasciata; all others Neritina waigiensis
90 Neritina waigiensis
91 (Top C and Bottom R) Neritina coromandeliana; all others Neritina waigiensis
92,93,94,96 Neritina waigiensis
95 (Top L) Neritina turrita; all others Neritina waigiensis
97 (Bottom R) Neritina coromandeliana; all others Neritina waigiensis
I seem to have missed #12 in Group 7, which is Conus consors.


Shell Identification - paul monfils - 07-15-2006

Slight error in Group 6, Number 73 - the names of the two miter shells - Mitra (Strigatella) retusa and Mitra (Strigatella) paupercula - are reversed. M. paupercula is actually in the top row, M. retusa in the bottom row.


Shell Identification - ysacostas - 07-15-2006

Dear Paul,

Your attention to details is evident in the project that you're doing regarding the ID of the shells.

Necessary correction shall be done in the URL where I posted the collection.

I'm grateful for the time & energy that you put into this.


Shell Identification - david touitou - 07-15-2006

<blockquote><p><b>Quote :</b><table width="80%" border="1" style="border-color:#000099;background-color:#CCD4EC" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"><tr><td class="petit">ysacostas wrote : Dear David,

I had the impression that shells are primarily collected because of their beauty and intricate designs.

Does it make the shell more beautiful and sought after because of where they come from?   </td></tr></table></p></blockquote>

Dear ysacostas,

<b>No of course</b>, but if you make a collection, Where the shell comes from becomes very important. Same specimens at first sight can come from different areas and so, may be finally different.
If you are interested by the habitat (especially when you dive/snorkle for shells like me), it becomes important too <img src="images/smiley/smile.gif" alt="" border="0" />
For an amateur collector, Shell with no data is usually not bought/traded (except for endemics) or its value is lower.

sincerely,
DAVID


Shell Identification - ysacostas - 07-21-2006

Dear Paul & David,

I hope you will continue to identify the shells.

Will it be fine with you and David if I acknowledge your names for your kind assistance in the sontillanoshells.multiply.com site where I posted the shell photos<span style="font-family: Lucida Console;"></span>?


Shell Identification - ysacostas - 07-21-2006

Thank you David for the clarification. With the collection that our family have, what would you suggestion will we do about it?

During my mother's time, the City government of Cagayan De Oro in Mindanao, Phil. sponsored her Shell Museum. When she became ill, she did not anymore renew the contract and pulled-out her collection for safekeeping.


Shell Identification - david touitou - 07-27-2006

Dear ysacostas,

It's difficult to tell about the collection... Three possibilities to consider : You keep it and store it carefully (if you are interested in shells), You sell it (if shells are really do not interesting you), You give/sell it to a Shell Museum (a serious one). As I am collecting only shells that I find If somebody would give me shells, I will give them to Museums. That what I will do with my collection if my childrens are not interested in continuing it. Only you may decide though.

You can acknowledge us (I guess Paul will accept too).
sincerely,
DAVID


Shell Identification - paul monfils - 07-28-2006

You may post my name if you wish; and I will be posting additional ID's shortly. Haven't had much time lately.