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Help please - dave r - 09-10-2009

Hi Hexo, it looks more like a member of the family Fasciolariidae to me, maybe F. lignaria. Check out this website.
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Dave


Help please - hexo - 09-10-2009

Hello, I found a live sea snail, swimming in the mediterranean at the Xábias coast (Spain). I need your help to identify this beautiful animal.

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<a href="http://biozoona.files.wordpress.com/2009/09/caracol4.jpg" target="_blank"><!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://biozoona.files.wordpress.com/2009/09/caracol4.jpg">http://biozoona.files.wordpress.com/200 ... racol4.jpg</a><!-- m --></a>

A friend of mine suggested that it should be from the Muricidae family. Is it correct?

Thank you in advance.


Help please - hexo - 09-11-2009

Thank you guys, you helped me alot. <img src="images/smiley/biggrin.gif" alt="" border="0" />


Help please - paul monfils - 09-11-2009

Yes, definitely Fasciolaria lignaria.  The bright red color of the soft parts is as diagnostic as the shell.


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