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Shell identification
05-18-2007, 01:09 PM,
Shell identification
Dear shell collector,
Attached you will find a picture of some shells which may belong to the Phasianella genus.

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I suppose this is a Phasianella solida. Can you confirm that?  <span class="petit">--Last edited by wolfgang.j.braun on 2007-06-10 17:11:58 --</span>

06-12-2007, 01:17 PM,
Shell identification
Yes these do appear to be Phasianella solida.

What happened to your earlier post with the 31 pictures? I had taken some notes and was going to post some information but now I can't find that post?  <span class="petit">--Last edited by Paul Monfils on 2007-06-12 05:28:32 --</span>
06-13-2007, 08:54 PM,
Shell identification
Hello Paul,
I am sorry but it seems that I've been overwriting that post. If you click on the hyperlink below you will find the requested pictures.
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06-24-2007, 01:10 PM,
Shell identification
OK, I'll do what I can do, but a lot of these are not easy. Still, I guess some information is better than none. Family name in (parentheses), followed by whatever other information I can manage ...

I have numbered the shells on each page like this:

1 2
3 4
5 6
7 8
9 10

Page 1:

1. (Ostreidae) Cluster of oyster shells. Perhaps Crassostrea margaritacea (?)
2. (Bursidae) Shaped like a Tutufa, but too small to be an adult Tutufa. Possibly a juvenile Tutufa bubo (?)
3. Don't know. They could be Trochidae, but I believe they are probably land snails of some kind.
4. (Olividae) Ancilla sp., possibly Ancilla marmorata (?)
5. (Cerithiidae) Clypeomorus sp., perhaps Clypeomorus petrosus (?)
6. Hey, here's one I actually know! (Neritidae) Nerita plicata.
7. (Veneridae) Perhaps Sunetta sp. (?)
8. (Tellinidae) Two species. White one possibly Macoma litoralis (?); pink one possibly Tellina apelina (?)
9. (Mytilidae) Probably Septifer sp.
10. (Nassariidae) Nassarius sp.

Page 2:
1. (Turridae) Xenoturris cingulifera.
2. (Nassariidae) Nassarius sp.
3. (Muricidae) Pinaxia versicolor.
4. (Marginellidae) Probably Volvarina sp.
5. (Buccinidae) Engina mendicaria.
6. (Turbinidae) Lunella coronata.
7. (Trochidae) Pseudostomatella sp.
8. (Mostly Cerithiidae) Cerithium rostratum (?) Also (Terebridae) Hastula albula (?) at far right.
9. (Muricidae) Top: Thais savignyi (?); Bottom: Morula biconica (?)
10. (Trochidae) Trochus sp.

Page 3:
1. (Naticidae) Polinices sp., probably Polinices melanostomus.
2. (Vasidae) Vasum rhinoceros.
3. (Cypraeidae) These appear to be mostly Cypraea helvola, but there could possibly be some Cypraea marginalis mixed in.
4. (Cypraeidae) Cypraea carneola (immature).
5. (Cypraeidae) Cypraea lynx.
6. (Nassariidae) Nassarius sp.
7. A mixture! (Ranellidae and Bursidae) Top: Cymatium nicobaricum; Left: Cymatium muricinum; Center and Right: Bursa granularis; Bottom Left: Cymatium pileare; Bottom Right: Cymatium sp., immature.
8. Left, Top and Bottom: (Trochidae) Gibbula sp.; Right, Top and Bottom: Probably land snails, same as Page 1, #3.
9. (Nassariidae) Nassarius sp., 3 species. Bottom Left and Right are Nassarius coronatus.  <span class="petit">--Last edited by Paul Monfils on 2007-06-24 05:13:01 --</span>

06-24-2007, 01:25 PM,
Shell identification
Wow, what a great help!!
I am very impressed that you've been able to identify these shells just having these pictures.
Thank you very much.

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