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Identification ? volute
05-09-2009, 07:42 PM,
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Identification ? volute
Yes it's a volute, the commonest volute in the world, the Bat Volute, Cymbiola vespertilio.  This species is abundant from the Philippines to Australia, and is exported by the ton for the craft and tourist industries.  There will be a few specimens of this in just about every tourist shop shell basket - which is presumably where your specimen came from.  It's a very variable species, in color, pattern and shape.  <span class="petit">--Last edited by Paul Monfils on 2009-05-09 23:45:13 --</span>
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Identification ? volute - by tmoads - 05-09-2009, 06:47 PM
Identification ? volute - by paul monfils - 05-09-2009, 07:42 PM
Identification ? volute - by tmoads - 05-10-2009, 09:33 AM
Identification ? volute - by paul monfils - 05-10-2009, 11:46 AM
Identification ? volute - by tmoads - 05-10-2009, 01:35 PM

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