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Green spiny shell? ID - ggolbs - 03-10-2008

I found this green shell today in Marco Island FL,and i was wondering the latin and common name? also anything else about it that you might know?

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Thank you in advance.  <span class="petit">--Last edited by ggolbs on 2008-03-10 22:41:58 --</span>


Green spiny shell? ID - dave r - 03-11-2008

Hi there, it is hard to tell from the photo ( a bit dark) but it looks like Arcinella cornuta, the Florida Spiny Jewel Box. This is usually white or pinkish but yours may be stained by green algae.
Try the Jacksonville shell club website 'jaxshells', they may have a better picture.
Dave


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