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Need ID (Gena varia ?)
03-17-2008, 11:49 AM,
Need ID (Gena varia ?)
Hi, can anybody ID this shell?
Is it a Gena varia?
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I got it in Zanzibar (Tanzania): it is about 1.5 cm in size.
Please need Latin and English names.
Many thanks in advance,

03-18-2008, 11:04 AM,
Need ID (Gena varia ?)
Not sure what trochid species it is, but it certainly is not in the genus Gena. Gena are open-coiled shells, resembling tiny Haliotis (without the holes).
03-18-2008, 05:18 PM,
Need ID (Gena varia ?)
Please need help on this one...
I am really stuck !
Thanks in advance,
03-18-2008, 06:21 PM,
Need ID (Gena varia ?)
Hi Giovanni, try this website. I think you will find it helpful.
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03-21-2008, 10:42 AM,
Need ID (Gena varia ?)
Hi Dave, went so check and this specimen looks to me like an Infundibulops erythaeus (Red Sea Top Shell).
What do you think?
03-22-2008, 12:11 PM,
Need ID (Gena varia ?)
Could be a juvenile I suppose but the periphery seems too pronounced. I have several specimens of this shell but none have such a sharp edge.

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