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Small & tough gastropods identification - conchylinet - 09-24-2011

Good day
I have these small gastropods from a rocky area in Mauritius. They are very small and I could not identify them. Any help is welcome, the pictures are below.

A. that one is 6mm and looks like a Trochidae.
[Image: 0727.jpg]


B. this one is 5mm
[Image: 0271.jpg]


C. this one is 7mm
[Image: 0269.jpg]


D. that one is huge  Big Grin about 15mm !
[Image: 0275.jpg]


E. another micro 6mm
[Image: 0273.jpg]

Thanks
Pierre


Re: Small & tough gastropods identification - Emma - 09-26-2011

Pierre,

The last shell seems to belong to the Columbellidae family, by the shape of the mouth. I wish I could help more!

Best wishes,

Emma.


Re: Small & tough gastropods identification - paul monfils - 09-26-2011

D. looks like Mitra (Nebularia) cucumerina.
B. is probably a species of Rissoidae, but I can't go beyond that.


Re: Small & tough gastropods identification - diocrisseashells1000 - 09-26-2011

Hello Pierre,

C.  Is  Philbertia (Pseudodaphnella) granicostata.  Reeve L.A., 1846. It was once part of the TURRIDAE family but now separately put in RAPHITOMIDAE family.

Cheers,
Diocris.


Re: Small & tough gastropods identification - conchylinet - 09-27-2011

Thank you for these helpful tips & suggestions. I will dig deeper from your inputs.


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