Mammillaria bombycina

‘Silken pincushion cactus’

Scientific classification
Kingdom:Plantae
(unranked):Angiosperms
(unranked):Eudicots
(unranked):Core eudicots
Order:Caryophyllales
Family:Cactaceae
Subfamily:Cactoideae
Tribe:Cacteae
Genus:Mammillaria
Species:M. bombycina

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Orbea variegata

Annulus and corona structures of a Orbea variegata

• Starfish plant, starfish cactus, carrion cactus , star flower
• Flor de lagarto, Flor de dragón, Estrellas, Camaleona

Scientific classification
Kingdom:Plantae
(unranked):Angiosperms
(unranked):Eudicots
(unranked):Asterids
Order:Gentianales
Family:Apocynaceae
Subfamily:Asclepiadoideae
Genus:Orbea
Species:O. variegata

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Lithops gesinae v. annae C78

Origin and Habitat: 25 km SW of Helmeringhausen, Namibia

Scientific classification
Kingdom:Plantae
(unranked):Angiosperms
(unranked):Eudicots
(unranked):Core eudicots
Order:Caryophyllales
Family:Aizoaceae
Subfamily:Ruschioideae
Tribe:Ruschiae
Genus:Lithops
Species:L. gesinae

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Huernia namaquensis

‘Namaqua Carrion Flower’

Origin and Habitat: Little Namaqualand with some doubt as to whether it occurs in Southern Namibia.

Scientific classification
Kingdom:Plantae
(unranked):Angiosperms
(unranked):Eudicots
(unranked):Asterids
Order:Gentianales
Family:Apocynaceae
Subfamily:Asclepiadoideae
Tribe:Stapeliae
Genus:Huernia

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Huernia longituba

Close-up showing papillae (0.5-1.5 mm long) on Huernia longituba

Origin and Habitat: Botswana and South Africa (Northern province, North-west Province, Free State, Nortern Cape)

Scientific classification
Kingdom:Plantae
(unranked):Angiosperms
(unranked):Eudicots
(unranked):Asterids
Order:Gentianales
Family:Apocynaceae
Subfamily:Asclepiadoideae
Tribe:Stapeliae
Genus:Huernia

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Argonauta argo

Big Argonauta argo from Philippines.
Color variations (the dark one is rare)
Brown 190mm, the white specimen a little bigger.

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Subclass: Coleoidea
Superorder: Octopodiformes
Order: Octopoda
Suborder: Incirrata
Superfamily: Argonautoidea
Family: Argonautidae
Genus: Argonauta
Species: Argonauta argo

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Argonauta nouryi

The rare ‘Noury’s argonaut’
Argonauta nouryi, from Ecuador, 60mm.
Note the granulated texture of the eggshell.

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Subclass: Coleoidea
Superorder: Octopodiformes
Order: Octopoda
Suborder: Incirrata
Superfamily: Argonautoidea
Family: Argonautidae
Genus: Argonauta
Species: Argonauta nouryi

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Argonauta argo

Argonauta argo, also known as the ‘Greater argonaut’, is a species of pelagic octopus belonging to the genus Argonauta.
It is the largest species in the genus and also produces the largest eggcase. The eggcase is characterised by two rows of small, sharp tubercles running along a narrow keel, smooth ribs across the walls of the shell, and a thickening along the shell aperture, which forms distinct protrusions or ‘horns’ on either side.

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Subclass: Coleoidea
Superorder: Octopodiformes
Order: Octopoda
Suborder: Incirrata
Superfamily: Argonautoidea
Family: Argonautidae
Genus: Argonauta
Species: Argonauta argo

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Argonauta hians

Another species of ‘Paper nautilus’…
This is the ‘Winged argonaut’, ‘muddy argonaut’ or ‘brown paper nautilus’
Argonauta hians from Philippines and Thailand.

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Subclass: Coleoidea
Superorder: Octopodiformes
Order: Octopoda
Suborder: Incirrata
Superfamily: Argonautoidea
Family: Argonautidae
Genus: Argonauta
Species: Argonauta hians

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Argonauta nodosa

The ‘Knobby or knobbed argonaut’, Argonauta nodosa.
These specimens are from Uruguay and Brazil.

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Subclass: Coleoidea
Superorder: Octopodiformes
Order: Octopoda
Suborder: Incirrata
Superfamily: Argonautoidea
Family: Argonautidae
Genus: Argonauta
Species: Argonauta nodosa

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Huernia namaquensis

‘Namaqua Carrion Flower’

Origin and Habitat: Little Namaqualand with some doubt as to whether it occurs in Southern Namibia.

Scientific classification
Kingdom:Plantae
(unranked):Angiosperms
(unranked):Eudicots
(unranked):Asterids
Order:Gentianales
Family:Apocynaceae
Subfamily:Asclepiadoideae
Tribe:Stapeliae
Genus:Huernia

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Huernia zebrina

‘Little owl eyes, Owl eyes, Zebra-stripped Huernia, Carrion flower, Lifebuoy Huernia’

Origin and Habitat: Zimbabwe, Mozambique, South Africa (Mpumalanga, KwaZulu-Natal), Swaziland.

Scientific classification
Kingdom:Plantae
(unranked):Angiosperms
(unranked):Eudicots
(unranked):Asterids
Order:Gentianales
Family:Apocynaceae
Subfamily:Asclepiadoideae
Tribe:Stapeliae
Genus:Huernia

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Zoila marginata consueta (Biraghi, 1993)

Different patterns in Zoila marginata consueta

From:
Garden Island | Shark Bay
Mandurah | Carnac Island
Western Australia

Scientific classification
Superdomain: Neomura
Domain: Eukaryota
(unranked): Opisthokonta
(unranked) Holozoa
(unranked) Filozoa
Kingdom: Animalia
Subkingdom: Eumetazoa
(unranked): Bilateria
(unranked): Protostomia
Superphylum: Lophotrochozoa
Phylum: Mollusca
Subphylum: Conchifera
Class: Gastropoda
Subclass: Orthogastropoda
Order: Littorinimorpha
Superfamily: Cypraeoidea
Family: Cypraeidae
Genus: Zoila
Species: Z. marginata
Subspecies: Z. marginata consueta

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Zoila marginata consueta (Biraghi, 1993)

Specimen with beautiful base.

Mandurah, Western Australia

Scientific classification
Superdomain: Neomura
Domain: Eukaryota
(unranked): Opisthokonta
(unranked) Holozoa
(unranked) Filozoa
Kingdom: Animalia
Subkingdom: Eumetazoa
(unranked): Bilateria
(unranked): Protostomia
Superphylum: Lophotrochozoa
Phylum: Mollusca
Subphylum: Conchifera
Class: Gastropoda
Subclass: Orthogastropoda
Order: Littorinimorpha
Superfamily: Cypraeoidea
Family: Cypraeidae
Genus: Zoila
Species: Z. marginata
Subspecies: Z. marginata consueta

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Orbea pulchella

Scientific classification
Kingdom:Plantae
(unranked):Angiosperms
(unranked):Eudicots
(unranked):Asterids
Order:Gentianales
Family:Apocynaceae
Subfamily:Asclepiadoideae
Genus:Orbea

Origin and Habitat: Coast regions around Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa.

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Worldwide seashells

Seashells from around the world.

Species list:

Strombidae:
• Lobatus raninus
• Lobatus gallus
Cypraeidae:
• Lyncina leucodon
• Perisserosa guttata surinamensis bengalensis
• Luria tessellata
• Umbilia oriettae
• Lyncina nivosa
Angariidae:
• Angaria tyria
Muricidae:
• Neorapana grandis
• Thais planospira
• Neorapana muricata

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Calappa flammea (Herbst, 1794)

Panacea, Florida, USA

• Cajeta llameante
• Flame Box Crab / Flame Streaked Box Crab

Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Subphylum:Crustacea
Class:Malacostraca
Order:Decapoda
Infraorder:Brachyura
Family:Calappidae
Genus:Calappa

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Worldwide seashells

Seashells from around the world.

Species list:

Cassidae:
• Cassis cornuta
• Cassis tenuis
Aplustridae:
• Hydatina physis
• Hydatina zonata
• Hydatina albocincta
Harpidae:
• Harpa harpa
• Harpa doris
• Harpa costata
Marginellidae:
• Marginella strigata
• Marginella elegans
Olividae:
• Olivancillaria urceus
Ovulidae:
• Jenneria pustulata
• Ovula costellata
Vasidae:
• Vasum cassiformis

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Rare seashells

Rare seashells from around the world.

Species list:

Cypraeidae:
• Zoyla ketyana hypermarginata
• Lyncina camelopardalis
• Lyncina broderipii
• Afrozoila (Barycypraea) fultoni amorimi f. mozambicana
Muricidae:
• Trophon geversianus
• Timbellus bednalli
• Timbellus phyllopterus
• Trophon pelseneeri
• Coronium elegans
Volutidae:
• Provocator palliatus
Vasidae:
• Vasum (Altivasum) flindersii
• Vasum muricatum

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Lens: Soligor AF Macro 100mm f/3.5

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Australian Zoila

Seashells from Australia

Species list:

Cypraeidae:
• Zoila friendii vercoi candida
• Zoila ketyana bataviensis
• Zoyla ketyana hypermarginata
• Zoila eludens
• Zoila jeaniana sherylae
• Zoila jeaniana jeaniana
• Zoila marginata consueta
• Zoila marginata orientalis
• Zoila venusta roseopunctata f. roseoimmaculata
• Zoila jeaniana aurata
• Zoila friendii vercoi f. insulata

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Lens: Laowa 60mm f/2.8 2X Ultra-Macro (manual lens)

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White on black

Echinopsis species
Hybrid specimen
27.12.2017

Scientific classification
Kingdom:Plantae
(unranked):Angiosperms
(unranked):Eudicots
(unranked):Core eudicots
Order:Caryophyllales
Family:Cactaceae
Subfamily:Cactoideae
Tribe:Trichocereeae
Genus:Echinopsis

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