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Please help identify large shell - portlanderik - 01-21-2010

This shell is about 20 inches (51cm) long. What is it?
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<img src="http://www.home.comcast.net/%7Ehappycollecting123/seashell/shell2.JPG" alt="http://www.home.comcast.net/%7Ehappycollecting123/seashell/shell2.JPG" style="border:0" />
<img src="http://www.home.comcast.net/%7Ehappycollecting123/seashell/shell3.JPG" alt="http://www.home.comcast.net/%7Ehappycollecting123/seashell/shell3.JPG" style="border:0" />
<img src="http://www.home.comcast.net/%7Ehappycollecting123/seashell/shell4.JPG" alt="http://www.home.comcast.net/%7Ehappycollecting123/seashell/shell4.JPG" style="border:0" />


Please help identify large shell - dave r - 01-21-2010

Syrinx aruana, known as the Australian Trumpet shell. It is the largest species of Gastropod (snail) in the world, oh, and they get bigger than yours. I think the record is over two feet!
Dave


Please help identify large shell - portlanderik - 01-21-2010

Thank you Shell-master!


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