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Hoping to get some help with ID of shells - annastger - 04-14-2008

Hello There.  Wow am I glad to find this site! I have been collecting shells for about 6 years now, and a year ago I bought a big box of shells mostly small ones at a local auction. They looked like they were part of a collection that was just dumped into this big box to get rid of it. But there are lots of very interesting shells. I have been trying to identify them with the few books at my disposal, and I think i have quite a few of them identified, but there are still a lot that I just can't find anything similar and in some cases I don't even know what family they are in.  So hopefully it is ok for a newbie to post some shells here and see if anyone can help me out with ID and maybe where they might have come from if possible.

I took pictures of 9 groups of shells.  I hope this is not too many all at once.  Here are the first ones:

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Hoping to get some help with ID of shells - paul monfils - 04-14-2008

Hi Anna, welcome to the website. Nice pictures!

FIRST SET OF PICTURES:

Top:
1 - Mitra (Strigatella) vexillum (Western Pacific)
2,3 - Lataxiena fimbriata (Indo-Pacific)
Upper Right Corner – Fasciolaria lignaria (Mediterranean)

Bottom:
1 - Latirus lanceolatus (S.W. Pacific)
2 - Vexillum acupictum (Indo-Pacific)
3 – probably Crassispira turricula (West Central America)
Lower Right Corner – Granulifusus dondani (Philippines)
Tall shell, 2nd from Right – Fusiturris similis (Mediterranean)

SECOND SET OF PICTURES:

Top:
1 – probably Favartia incisa (West Central America)
2 – Peristernia incarnata (Western Pacific)
3 – Mitra (Strigatella) acuminata (Indo-Pacific)
4 – Aspella sp., probably Aspella obeliscus (West Central America)

Bottom:
1 – Gyrineum pusillum (Indo-Pacific)
Three specimens at right appear to be Morula nodulosa (Caribbean)
Larger shell just to the left of these three is probably the same species.


Hoping to get some help with ID of shells - annastger - 04-15-2008

WOW! Thank you so much! This is fantastic. Shells that have puzzled me for a year, all identified overnight!  I have some others that I would like to submit too.  This site is a real great resource for collectors.  Can't thank you enough.


Hoping to get some help with ID of shells - luigi_67 - 04-27-2008

Yes Nice pictures Anna , but incredible shells, you are a lucky one. tell me where you from maybe we can exchange  write me <!-- e --><a href="mailto:luigi_67@hotmail.com">luigi_67@hotmail.com</a><!-- e --> I`m from mexico


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