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id help - lucas - 02-22-2008

Hello! My name is Lucas i am from Argentina and i have just started my collection of seashells and there are some of them which i haven't found the scientific names. Can you help me, please?:

<a href="http://www.badongo.com/pic/2992582" target="_blank"><!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.badongo.com/pic/2992582">http://www.badongo.com/pic/2992582</a><!-- m --></a>
<a href="http://www.badongo.com/pic/2992703" target="_blank"><!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.badongo.com/pic/2992703">http://www.badongo.com/pic/2992703</a><!-- m --></a>
<a href="http://www.badongo.com/pic/2992711" target="_blank"><!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.badongo.com/pic/2992711">http://www.badongo.com/pic/2992711</a><!-- m --></a>
<a href="http://www.badongo.com/pic/2992720" target="_blank"><!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.badongo.com/pic/2992720">http://www.badongo.com/pic/2992720</a><!-- m --></a>
<a href="http://www.badongo.com/pic/2992729" target="_blank"><!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.badongo.com/pic/2992729">http://www.badongo.com/pic/2992729</a><!-- m --></a>
<a href="http://www.badongo.com/pic/2992740" target="_blank"><!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.badongo.com/pic/2992740">http://www.badongo.com/pic/2992740</a><!-- m --></a>
<a href="http://www.badongo.com/pic/2992807" target="_blank"><!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.badongo.com/pic/2992807">http://www.badongo.com/pic/2992807</a><!-- m --></a>
<a href="http://www.badongo.com/pic/2992820" target="_blank"><!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.badongo.com/pic/2992820">http://www.badongo.com/pic/2992820</a><!-- m --></a>
<a href="http://www.badongo.com/pic/2992827" target="_blank"><!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.badongo.com/pic/2992827">http://www.badongo.com/pic/2992827</a><!-- m --></a>
<a href="http://www.badongo.com/pic/2992832" target="_blank"><!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.badongo.com/pic/2992832">http://www.badongo.com/pic/2992832</a><!-- m --></a>
<a href="http://www.badongo.com/pic/2992837" target="_blank"><!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.badongo.com/pic/2992837">http://www.badongo.com/pic/2992837</a><!-- m --></a>
<a href="http://www.badongo.com/pic/2992851" target="_blank"><!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.badongo.com/pic/2992851">http://www.badongo.com/pic/2992851</a><!-- m --></a>
<a href="http://www.badongo.com/pic/2992863" target="_blank"><!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.badongo.com/pic/2992863">http://www.badongo.com/pic/2992863</a><!-- m --></a>
<a href="http://www.badongo.com/pic/2992873" target="_blank"><!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.badongo.com/pic/2992873">http://www.badongo.com/pic/2992873</a><!-- m --></a>


id help - paul monfils - 02-23-2008

1. Turbo sp., species uncertain, resembles Turbo squamosus from Australia. A straight-on ventral view would be better.
2. Hippopus hippopus, "bear paw clam", a young specimen, widespread Indo-Pacific species.
3. Ryssota otaheitana, land snail, Philippines.
4. Megalobulimus capillaceus, land snail, western South America.
5. Cittarium pica, "Magpie Shell", Caribbean.
6. Conus litteratus, widespread Indo-Pacific.
7. Vasum turbinellum, widespread Indo-Pacific.
8. Appears to be Murex (Hexaplex) regius from western Central America. Would need to see the ventral view to be certain.
9. Haliotis sp. (Abalone), may be Haliotis fulgens from western North America, but too eroded to be certain.
10. Looks like a Ficus sp., but again, a straight ventral view would be much better for ID purposes.
11. Spondylus sp., species uncertain. Spondylus in general are very variable and with a few exceptions, can be difficult to identify.
12. Looks like a Trochus or Tectus. Given the very tall spire I would guess a juvenile Tectus triserialis, Indo-Pacific. It would be helpful if you listed the size of the specimen when you post a shell for ID.
13. Polished specimen of Tectus pyramis, Indo-Pacific. Decorative items like this are made by grinding or etching away the outer later of the shell to reveal the underlying pearl layer, and then polishing them smooth.
14. Chlamys (Swiftopecten) swifti, Japan.


id help - lucas - 02-24-2008

Thanks a lot! If you can help me i have some more to identify and the ventral view of the 1, 8 and 10,:

<a href="http://www.badongo.com/pic/3010930" target="_blank"><!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.badongo.com/pic/3010930">http://www.badongo.com/pic/3010930</a><!-- m --></a>
<a href="http://www.badongo.com/pic/3010945" target="_blank"><!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.badongo.com/pic/3010945">http://www.badongo.com/pic/3010945</a><!-- m --></a>


<a href="http://www.badongo.com/pic/3010957" target="_blank"><!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.badongo.com/pic/3010957">http://www.badongo.com/pic/3010957</a><!-- m --></a>
<a href="http://www.badongo.com/pic/3010961" target="_blank"><!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.badongo.com/pic/3010961">http://www.badongo.com/pic/3010961</a><!-- m --></a>


<a href="http://www.badongo.com/pic/3010968" target="_blank"><!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.badongo.com/pic/3010968">http://www.badongo.com/pic/3010968</a><!-- m --></a>
<a href="http://www.badongo.com/pic/3010972" target="_blank"><!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.badongo.com/pic/3010972">http://www.badongo.com/pic/3010972</a><!-- m --></a>


<a href="http://www.badongo.com/pic/3011019" target="_blank"><!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.badongo.com/pic/3011019">http://www.badongo.com/pic/3011019</a><!-- m --></a>
<a href="http://www.badongo.com/pic/3011037" target="_blank"><!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.badongo.com/pic/3011037">http://www.badongo.com/pic/3011037</a><!-- m --></a>


<a href="http://www.badongo.com/pic/3011057" target="_blank"><!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.badongo.com/pic/3011057">http://www.badongo.com/pic/3011057</a><!-- m --></a>
<a href="http://www.badongo.com/pic/3011072" target="_blank"><!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.badongo.com/pic/3011072">http://www.badongo.com/pic/3011072</a><!-- m --></a>


id help - mikede - 02-24-2008

The last 2 shells are:

Strombus gallus <a href="http://www.gastropods.com/6/Shell_216.html" target="_blank"><!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.gastropods.com/6/Shell_216.html">http://www.gastropods.com/6/Shell_216.html</a><!-- m --></a>

and Phalium bandatum <a href="http://www.gastropods.com/2/Shell_2772.html" target="_blank"><!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.gastropods.com/2/Shell_2772.html">http://www.gastropods.com/2/Shell_2772.html</a><!-- m --></a>

The others I can't identify to the species level, just wait until Paul turns up again <img src="images/smiley/smile.gif" alt="" border="0" />.  <span class="petit">--Last edited by mikede on 2008-02-24 17:29:27 --</span>


id help - dave r - 02-24-2008

Hi Lucas, the pairs of pictures are:
1/ Turbo cornutus
2/ Phyllonotus regius
3/ Ficus ficus
4/ Strombus gallus
5/ Phalium flammiferum
Hope this is helpful.
Dave.  


id help - paul monfils - 02-24-2008

Hi Lucas,

The size you listed for the first shell would make it too big for Turbo squamosus. I think Dave's ID is probably right.

The second shell is definitely Hexaplex regius.

The third shell is defininitely a Ficus. I believe it is Ficus ventricosus from west central America.

I agree with the above two ID's on Strombus gallus.

The last shell is Phalium flammiferum. In older books you may find this as Phalium strigatum.  <span class="petit">--Last edited by paul monfils on 2008-02-24 19:11:55 --</span>


id help - lucas - 02-24-2008

Thank you very much for the ID help! I've been looking on the internet and the most similar to my turbo is the turbo cornutus.

                                     Thanks!!!


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