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Juveniles?
07-02-2016, 12:06 AM,
#1
Juveniles?
I found these shells in Perth, Western Australia.
I suspect the shells are juvenile shells and would love confirmation if they are or not.
I would also love some help on identifying what type of shells they are.

Shell 1 from the anterior to posterior is around 3cm (approx 1.18 inches)
Shell 2 from the anterior to posterior is around 2.5cm ( approx 0.98 inches)

Thanks!!


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07-04-2016, 07:41 AM,
#2
RE: Juveniles?
I think #1 in Strombidae nearly mature if not mature. #2 looks like a cone can't think which one. Won't claim to an expert however.
Paul
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07-07-2016, 07:38 PM,
#3
RE: Juveniles?
(07-04-2016, 07:41 AM)Orepaul87 Wrote: I think #1 in Strombidae nearly mature if not mature. #2 looks like a cone can't think which one. Won't claim to an expert however.

Thank you so much!! I hadn't even considered any species from that family but I'll look into it a little more.

I appreciate the help,

17saupe
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04-24-2017, 07:43 AM, (This post was last modified: 06-09-2017, 08:09 AM by paul monfils.)
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RE: Juveniles?
#1 appears to be Strombus (Canarium) mutabilis, mature or near mature, but beach worn.
I believe #2 is Conus dorreensis, based on the high spire and strongly nodular shoulder. This species has a dark yellowish band around the body whorl when alive, but that color is in the periostracum. Once the thin periostracum wears off dead specimens, the shell itself is white.
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