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Identification please!
06-28-2014, 07:50 PM,
#1
Identification please!
Hi to everyone!

We have this other shell at home... Could you please help us identificating it?

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Thank you very much!!

Tony & Elena

PS: The rule is metric, so you can see centimeters not inches!

1 cm = 0,39 inches
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06-29-2014, 10:35 AM, (This post was last modified: 06-29-2014, 10:39 AM by paul monfils.)
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RE: Identification please!
Hello!  This is Strombus (Lobatus) goliath, the "Goliath Conch", largest member of the Conch Family (Strombidae), from the northeastern shores of South America, most commonly Brazil.  It is a prized collector's item, fairly difficult to obtain in prime condition.

http://www.jaxshells.org/goliath.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lobatus_goliath

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06-29-2014, 05:42 PM,
#3
RE: Identification please!
Thank you very much!

Actually these shells are collected (of course many of them bougth by her) by my wife. She lived one year in Guatemala and 6 months in Brazil. But she can't remember the name of most of them. This is the reason of searching this forum.

Gradually I'll post all of them, if you don't care.

Thank you very much again, Paul.

Tony.
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