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Help id my shell
03-21-2007, 12:45 PM,
#1
Help id my shell
Hoping someone can id my shell, it's obviously muricidae, and came from the Gladstone region (QLD Australia). It's one centimeter in length and cream in color.

http:/www.badongo.com/pic/519614
http:/badongo.com/pic/519626

Thanks <img src="images/icones/icon4.gif" alt="images/icones/icon4.gif" style="border:0" />
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03-21-2007, 03:14 PM,
#2
Help id my shell
In spite of its small size it looks a lot like Biplex pulchellum (Sowerby, 1825). I think it may be a juvenile of that species.
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03-22-2007, 02:27 PM,
#3
Help id my shell
P.S. Here's a picture of the mature shell:

<a href="http://www.jaxshells.org/pulchell.htm" target="_blank"><!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.jaxshells.org/pulchell.htm">http://www.jaxshells.org/pulchell.htm</a><!-- m --></a>
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03-23-2007, 10:52 AM,
#4
Help id my shell
Hi Paul
thanks for your help, yes, it certainly is the same shell. it's only taken 6 years to id it. wish i had found this site back then and saved all the time!

best wishes
dancing dolphin
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