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Need More Help Paul about Mediterranean Shells :)
09-15-2007, 04:33 PM,
#1
Need More Help Paul about Mediterranean Shells :)
Hello Paul,

Here is a scan of 2 shells from Mediterranean sea.
The big one is the one you identified last time, it is a
dead one much bigger though. You confirm your first id ?
<i>Buccinulum corneum</i> ?

Can you help again with the small one of 10mm ?
It was found during night dive at deaph of 15m of a live red gorgon. Any idea ?

<a href="http://www.badongo.com/pic/1576294" target="_blank"><!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.badongo.com/pic/1576294">http://www.badongo.com/pic/1576294</a><!-- m --></a>

<a href="http://www.badongo.com/pic/1576310" target="_blank"><!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.badongo.com/pic/1576310">http://www.badongo.com/pic/1576310</a><!-- m --></a>

<a href="http://www.badongo.com/pic/1576353" target="_blank"><!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.badongo.com/pic/1576353">http://www.badongo.com/pic/1576353</a><!-- m --></a>

Thanks in advance,
DAVID  <span class="petit">--Last edited by David Touitou on 2007-09-15 08:35:48 --</span>
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09-15-2007, 06:18 PM,
#2
Need More Help Paul about Mediterranean Shells :)
Hi David,

Yes, the large shell is Buccinulum corneum (Linne, 1758). The small one appears to be Muricopsis cristatus (Brocchi, 1814). The reddish color and small size are typical of specimens growing on reddish bryozoans and soft corals.
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09-17-2007, 09:22 AM,
#3
Need More Help Paul about Mediterranean Shells :)
Thanks Paul,

Effectively I found this after you mentionned the name :
<a href="http://www.femorale.com.br/shellphotos/detail.asp?species=Muricopsis+cristatus+coralina+%28Brocchi%2C+1814%29" target="_blank"><!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.femorale.com.br/shellphotos/detail.asp?species=Muricopsis+cristatus+coralina+%28Brocchi%2C+1814%29">http://www.femorale.com.br/shellphotos/ ... 2C+1814%29</a><!-- m --></a>
MURICIDAE - <i>Muricopsis cristatus coralina </i>(Brocchi, 1814)
It is exactly that !!
THANKS
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