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Conus ID help
08-27-2010, 01:49 PM,
#1
Conus ID help
hi, this is a picture of the conus shell
<a href="http://www.badongo.com/pic/10321490" target="_blank"><!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.badongo.com/pic/10321490">http://www.badongo.com/pic/10321490</a><!-- m --></a>

what could the species be?
thanks!

Here are other pictures
<a href="http://www.badongo.com/pic/10321525" target="_blank"><!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.badongo.com/pic/10321525">http://www.badongo.com/pic/10321525</a><!-- m --></a>
<a href="http://www.badongo.com/pic/10321526" target="_blank"><!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.badongo.com/pic/10321526">http://www.badongo.com/pic/10321526</a><!-- m --></a>  <span class="petit">--Last edited by cpt89 on 2010-08-27 17:54:39 --</span>
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08-28-2010, 01:53 PM,
#2
Conus ID help
These are not Conus. They appear to be Turridae.  They look close to Eucithara vexillum (Reeve, 1846)
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08-28-2010, 03:48 PM,
#3
Conus ID help
Oh, I see thank you very much.
It does seem like <i>Eucithara vexillum</i>

However, would you agree it also seems to resemble <i>Eucithara delacouriana</i>?

<a href="http://www.gastropods.com/9/Shell_19039.shtml" target="_blank"><!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.gastropods.com/9/Shell_19039.shtml">http://www.gastropods.com/9/Shell_19039.shtml</a><!-- m --></a>

Again thank you for you time and effort, I appreciate it.
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08-29-2010, 02:05 PM,
#4
Conus ID help
Indeed it does. The two are quite similar. I still lean toward E. vexillum.  E. delacouriana has rather sharp nodules on the shoulder, which give the whorls a more angular appearance, while E. vexillum has the more rounded shoulder.  <span class="petit">--Last edited by Paul Monfils on 2010-08-29 06:12:03 --</span>
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