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Help please in identifying conus shells.
01-11-2009, 01:33 PM,
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Help please in identifying conus shells.
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The 1st item is 120mm,  2nd item is 90mm, and the 3rd is 55mm. All of these shells were caught by a fisherman off of  Lubang Island south China Sea Philippines. Thanks in advance. Richard
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01-11-2009, 03:26 PM,
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Help please in identifying conus shells.
Hi Richard, the first is Conus vexillum, the second Conus striatus but I am not sure about the third. Possibly Conus characteristicus?
Dave
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01-11-2009, 07:14 PM,
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Help please in identifying conus shells.
Thank you Dave, I do believe you are correct on the Conus characteristicus. Those shown on Gastropods .com are very similar to mine. I was able to identify the Conus striatus from your list of sites at Shell Passions.
Thank you kindly Richard
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01-11-2009, 08:33 PM,
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Help please in identifying conus shells.
Always a pleasure to help.
Dave
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