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What is it's name
10-24-2012, 04:19 PM,
#1
What is it's name
Could you help me to identify it? I really want to know it's name.

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10-25-2012, 02:47 AM,
#2
Re: What is it's name
It is the empty shell or 'test' of a seas urchin. In life it is covered in spines, the hole you can see there is where its mouth was.
From what I can see there is a lot missing from the top, did you find it broken like this?
I can't give a species name as it is not a Mollusc and that is what I specialise in, but you should be able to google it up now.
Dave 
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10-25-2012, 01:37 PM,
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Re: What is it's name
If you could mention the general locality where it was found we might be able to name the species.
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10-29-2012, 05:36 PM,
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Re: What is it's name
"paul monfils" Wrote:If you could mention the general locality where it was found we might be able to name the species.

Thanks!!! I found it in Hong Kong.
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11-02-2012, 12:29 PM,
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Re: What is it's name
Sorry, I'm not very familiar with species from that area.  I asked because your specimen looks a lot like the base of a species that is found here in the N.E. United States.  But it must be something different.
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11-06-2012, 11:38 AM,
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Re: What is it's name
"paul monfils" Wrote:Sorry, I'm not very familiar with species from that area.  I asked because your specimen looks a lot like the base of a species that is found here in the N.E. United States.  But it must be something different.

Anyway, thanks for your help. Smile
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