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oxymeris maculatus confirmation
07-08-2013, 03:33 PM,
oxymeris maculatus confirmation
Dear all,

I am almost sure that this is an oxymeris maculatus. Only the color seems unusual.
Are they various forms of maculatus or this is just a color variation.
Does someone knows how common is this color variation ?

Many questions :o , thanks for any help

12-22-2013, 04:59 AM, (This post was last modified: 06-02-2014, 02:59 AM by paul monfils.)
RE: oxymeris maculatus confirmation
Yes, this is Oxymeris maculatus. The rusty color is due to mineral staining. It occurs on many kinds of shells which live on iron-rich sediment, especially those which burrow in it.

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