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More shells needing identification
07-11-2009, 12:49 PM,
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More shells needing identification
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Can anyone help me to identify these shells please. I got them about 18 years ago in Mauritius, along with the others I have shown in a separate post. I think the family names are Ovulidae, Harpidae, Strombidae, and Ranellidae. If better photos are required please let me know.
Thanks
Margaret
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07-11-2009, 01:21 PM,
#2
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Picture 1, top row: Harpa major; Strombus pugilis; Ovula ovum
Bottom: Hippocampus sp. (seahorse); Cymatium nicobaricum
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07-13-2009, 03:24 PM,
#3
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a short addition: Strombus pugilis does live not in Mauritius waters (i think it is from Carribean).  <span class="petit">--Last edited by conchylinet on 2009-07-13 07:24:36 --</span>
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07-13-2009, 05:55 PM,
#4
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Hello,

<i>Strombus pugilis</i> is effectively living in the Caribbean...
And you will find in every country <i>Cypraea aurantium </i>too even if it comes from Pacific...  <img src="smile/hapface01.gif" alt="smile/hapface01.gif" style="border:0" />
That is the problem with shops...

DAVID
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07-14-2009, 03:03 PM,
#5
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Is it possible it could be Strombus Alatus?
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07-14-2009, 03:10 PM,
#6
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No, the longer spines on the penultimate whorl tell me it is pugilis.
Dave
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