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Shell identification - richard - 01-02-2009

Will someone please help with the identification of these five Cowey shells from Batangas Philippines.

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Shell identification - paul monfils - 01-03-2009

Left to right: Cypraea vitellus, C. arabica, C. lynx, C. vitellus, C. miliaris.

Shell identification - richard - 01-03-2009

Good day to you  Paul Monfils
and thank you kindly. I just started collecting and selling shell in the Philippine and am having a very hard time identifying them. I use a lot of sites on the internet with pictures but never find a shell identical to mine. Example the Arabic looks more like the Asiatic.
Thank you again for the help Richard.

Shell identification - dave r - 01-03-2009

Richard, try the website:  I am sure you will find it helpful.

Shell identification - richard - 01-03-2009

Thanks Dave
I do use extensively and have identified many or most of my collection thru them. Also some of the Filipino fishermen species name and have helped with some.
Thanks again