Thread Rating:
  • 0 Vote(s) - 0 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Volute identification help
03-27-2013, 12:11 AM,
Volute identification help
Hi I am new to this site. I have a seashell in my volutidae collection (unfortunately with no collection data) that I just can't identify. Does anyone have any ideas? It is 86mm. Anything that will help will be most appreciated!

Many thanks, Louise

03-27-2013, 04:51 AM,
Re: Volute identification help
should be a rather immature specimen of Melo melo (Lightfoot, 1786), I suppose. Shell hight gets up to about 230 mm.
Kind regards: wolf
03-27-2013, 09:56 AM,
Re: Volute identification help
Hi and thanks for your reply. It has a rather large protoconch, do you think this, as well as the pattern would be usual for a juvenile melo? Cheers, Louise
03-27-2013, 10:30 AM,
Re: Volute identification help
Hi Loise, the large protoconch is diagnostic for a juvenile and it is a Melo melo.

03-27-2013, 10:05 PM,
Re: Volute identification help
That's great, I can see the similarity now actually. Thank you for your help!

Forum Jump:

Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)

This forum uses Lukasz Tkacz MyBB addons.