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Snails from West Africa
02-02-2009, 11:50 AM,
#1
Snails from West Africa
Hi,
I'm sending two pictures. The first is a snail from Sikasso Mali
and the secon one is from Uagadugu (Butkina Fhaso), I found it in a River Niger tributary.
Could somebody help to ID?
Thanks in advance.
Rafa.
<a href="http://www.badongo.com/pic/5204624" target="_blank"><!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.badongo.com/pic/5204624">http://www.badongo.com/pic/5204624</a><!-- m --></a>
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02-02-2009, 01:41 PM,
#2
Snails from West Africa
The snail looks like an immature Achatina.  I'm not sure of the species, but will try to look it up this evening, when I have access to my books.  Can't help you with the fresh water bivalve.  <span class="petit">--Last edited by Paul Monfils on 2009-02-02 16:42:08 --</span>
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02-02-2009, 03:08 PM,
#3
Snails from West Africa
For the bivalve try this website
<a href="http://www.mkohl1.net/Bivalves.html" target="_blank"><!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.mkohl1.net/Bivalves.html">http://www.mkohl1.net/Bivalves.html</a><!-- m --></a>
I have found it very useful for freshwater mussel identification.
Dave
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