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Help with ID's please
01-14-2007, 12:53 PM,
Help with ID's please
Hello,  Thank you Paul for your help, shells are very confusing, so many look the same yet are different.  I must have 1000 or more and I do want to sell them, but want to know what they are first.  I have taken some more pictures, after doing a little research. I am hoping you have the time to look at them.  I am wanting to know if I have a "special" shell, my plan is to sell them all together as a lot, I am assuming there will be some desirables and some not so desirables amongst all of them.   I have number the files as 1 then 1A, and 1B, then started with the number  2 for the next shell, there are 10 shells altogether in this group. You can click on the pictures to get a larger view.  Thanks again  Kim
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01-15-2007, 05:30 PM,
Help with ID's please
Hi Kim,

I can't see your numbering system, so have numbered the pictures as before, 1 through 23, left to right, top row to bottom row. Several of the species in this group were also in the first group you posted. These are:

Conus textile (1 and 21)
Nautilus pompilius (3, 9, and 22)
Oliva incrassata (13, 17 and 18)
Harpa major (15 and 20)

The new species in this group are:

2,8 - Cymatium (Lotoria) lotorium, Black-Spotted Triton, fairly common Indo-Pacific reef-dwelling species.

4,7,19,23 - Scaphella junonia, Junonia or Juno's Volute, moderately uncommon deep water species from Florida and nearby waters.

5,10 - Mitra papalis, Papal Miter, fairly common Indo-Pacific reef dweller.

6,11 - Lambis lambis, Common Spider Conch, common Indo-Pacific species.

14,16 - This is an Astraea (Star Shell), a member of the Turban Shell family, probably Astraea undosa, the Wavy Turban or Wavy Star Shell, a common shallow water species ranging from California to Western Mexico. This specimen has been "pearled", meaning that the natural outer layers of the shell have been ground away or dissolved away with acid, to reveal the underlying pearly layer. Shells in this condition are sold as decorative items, but are not of much interest to serious collectors.

01-15-2007, 05:35 PM,
Help with ID's please
Oops, forgot one. Picture #12 is Conus miles, Soldier Cone, common Western Pacific species.

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