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Identification help
05-26-2009, 09:49 AM,
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Identification help
Sometimes a species will come in a range of colours or patterns, these are known as forms ( Latin <i>forma</i>)and some that occur regularly are named. The names have no taxonomic value but the name gives you an idea of what a particular shell looks like. For example, one C. spectrum form is named 'pica' and is a black and white shell so if you see for sale 'Conus spectrum forma pica' you will know what the shell will look like.
Hope this helps,
Dave
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Identification help - by dave r - 05-25-2009, 09:50 AM
Identification help - by alexn - 05-25-2009, 01:56 PM
Identification help - by alexn - 05-25-2009, 04:02 PM
Identification help - by dave r - 05-26-2009, 09:49 AM
Identification help - by alexn - 05-26-2009, 03:35 PM
Identification help - by dave r - 05-28-2009, 10:55 AM
Identification help - by alexn - 05-28-2009, 12:04 PM

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