Shells

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Shells Currently Contained in this WWW Site –

     Alphabetical List by Common Name

     Alphabetical List by Genus and Species

     Alphabetical List by Family

 

Cowry Shells of the Cypraeidae Family (6)

Banded Cowry*
Cypraea isabellamexicana
Size: 3.0 cm (1.2 inches) x
1.5 cm (0.6 inches)

Jenner’s Cowry*
Jenneria pustulata
Size: 2.0 cm (0.8 inches) x
1.4 cm (0.6 inches)

Little Arabian Cowry*
Cypraea arabicula
Size: 2.6 cm (1.0 inch) x
1.7 cm (0.7 inches)

Little Deer Cowry*
Cypraea cervinetta
Size: 3.7 cm (1.5 inches) x
1.4 cm (0.6 inches)

Robert’s Cowry*
Cypraea robertsi
Size: 4.4 cm (1.7 inches) x 2.6 cm (1.0 inch)

White-spotted Cowry*
Cypraea albuginosa
Size: 2.7 cm (1.1 inches) x 1.6 cm (0.6 inch)

 

Cup and Saucer Shells and Slipper Limpet Shells of the Calyptraidae Family (4)

Lessonii Slipper Limpet*
Crepidula lessonii
Size: 2.5 cm (1.0 inch) x
1.9 cm (0.7 inches)

Pointed Slipper Limpet*
Crepidula excavata
Size: 2.5 cm (1.0 inch) x
1.6 cm (0.6 inches)

Ridged Slipper Limpet*
Crepidula striolata
Size: 4.3 cm (1.7 inches) x
2.8 cm (1.2 inches)

Spiny Slipper Limpet*
Crepidula aculeate
Size: 2.0 cm (0.8 inches) x
1.4 cm (0.6 inches)

 

Top Shells of the Torchidae Faily (2)

Banded Top*
Tegula ligulata
Size: 1.6 cm (0.6 inches) x
1.2 cm (0.5 inches)

Nepheloide Top*
Cillistoma nepheloide
Size: 2.5 cm (1.0 inch) x
2.6 cm (1.0 inch)

 

Trivia Shells of the Triviidae Family (2)

Spindle Trivia*
Trivia fusca
Size: 1.0 cm (0.4 inches) x
0.7 cm (0.3 inches)

Solander’s Trivia*
Trivia solandri
Size: 1.8 cm (0.7 inches) x
1.4 cm (0.6 inches)


True Conch Shells of the Strombidae Family (2)

Giant Conch*
Strombus galeatus
Size: 20 cm (7.9 inches) x
0.7 cm (0.3 inches

Peruvian Conch*
Strombus peruvianus
Size: 16.5 cm (6.5 inches) x
9.5 cm (3.7 inches)

Turban Shells of the Turbinidae Family (3)

Olive Turban*
Astraea olivacea
Size: 2.7 cm (1.1 inches) x
2.5 cm (1.0 inch) x 1.4 cm (0.6 inches)

Wavy Turban*
Megastrea undosa
Size: 8.2 cm (3.2 inches) x
7.4 cm (2.9 inches) x 8.2 cm (3.2 inches)

Unguis Turban*
Astraea unguis
Size: 2.7 cm (1.1 inches) x
1.8 cm (0.7 inches)