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3 shells from Mauritius (indopacific)
03-16-2010, 02:54 PM,
#1
3 shells from Mauritius (indopacific)
Hello,
Any help is welcome with these shells from Mauritius (south-west Indian Ocean).

<img src="http://www.conchylinet.com/Images/Misc/5634.JPG" alt="http://www.conchylinet.com/Images/Misc/5634.JPG" style="border:0" />
13.5 mm

<img src="http://www.conchylinet.com/Images/Misc/5636.JPG" alt="http://www.conchylinet.com/Images/Misc/5636.JPG" style="border:0" />
49 mm

<img src="http://www.conchylinet.com/Images/Misc/5638.JPG" alt="http://www.conchylinet.com/Images/Misc/5638.JPG" style="border:0" />
Very light Tellinid (not T.palatum), 31 mm

Thanks,
Pierre
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03-16-2010, 03:29 PM,
#2
3 shells from Mauritius (indopacific)
1. Isn't it the well known Polinices tumidus (Swainson, 1840) ?

3. The closest I could get by browsing the internet is Macoma cygnus (Hanley, 1844). That shell could even be a species of Semelidae instead of Tellinidae. It depends on the presence of the internal ligament in the hinge, which isn't quite visible in this picture.  <span class="petit">--Last edited by mikede on 2010-03-16 18:37:20 --</span>
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03-17-2010, 09:47 AM,
#3
3 shells from Mauritius (indopacific)
#2 looks like COnus virgo.
Dave
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03-18-2010, 02:16 PM,
#4
3 shells from Mauritius (indopacific)
thanks Mike and Dave.
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