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help i.d a gastropod

Postby biomeeh » Wed May 18, 2011 3:25 am

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can somebody tell me the scientific or even just the common name of this species of shell. i tried to search the net for the scientific name of this shell but i can't find an exact match for this. i think that this belongs to the family Strombidae, but i'm not quiet sure. it's length is approximately 110 cm and was collected in the Philippines. i really need your help. thanks :)
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Postby biohazard » Wed May 18, 2011 6:52 am

Could be some member of the Conidae family, too? That includes dozens of species, though. Not sure which one that might be.
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Postby biomeeh » Fri May 20, 2011 7:15 am

biohazard wrote:Could be some member of the Conidae family, too? That includes dozens of species, though. Not sure which one that might be.


thanks for your answer. :D but tried searching the net for the members of the Conidae family and nothing really resembles or matches this shell.

could this be a member of the Volutidae family? i just want to confirm. is this a Cymbiola vespertilio? i am not quite sure of it because there are some distinct differences from the actual shell that i collected and from the pictures i've seen from the internet. :?
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Postby vk4vfx » Sun Jul 03, 2011 9:16 pm

It is definitely not one of the Cone shell species the Conidae family have rounded "unkeeled" shells, although it has very similar markings to the Textile cone (Conus textile) it could easy be mistaken for one, I do not know what it is but i have definitely seen them before here in Australia, gl with the id.
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