Lyncina broderipii (Sowerby, G.B. I, 1832)

• Broderip’s Cowry

Park Rynie, Natal, South Africa | 81mm

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
Subfamily: Luriinae
Tribe: Austrocypraeini
Genus: Lyncina
Species: L. broderipii

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Timbellus bednalli (Brazier, 1878)

• Bednall’s murex

Cape Leveque, Dampier Peninsula, Kimberley region, Western Australia

Scientific classification
Superdomain: Neomura
Domain: Eukaryota
(unranked): Opisthokonta
(unranked) Holozoa
(unranked) Filozoa
Kingdom: Animalia
Subkingdom: Metazoa
Superphylum: Lophotrochozoa
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Subclass: Orthogastropoda
Order: Neogastropoda
Superfamily: Muricoidea
Family: Muricidae
Subfamily:Muricinae
Genus:Timbellus
Species:T. bednalli

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Timbellus phyllopterus (Lamarck, 1822)

• Leafy Winged Murex

Saint-François, Guadaloupe | 74.71mm

Scientific classification
Superdomain: Neomura
Domain: Eukaryota
(unranked): Opisthokonta
(unranked) Holozoa
(unranked) Filozoa
Kingdom: Animalia
Subkingdom: Metazoa
Superphylum: Lophotrochozoa
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Subclass: Orthogastropoda
Order: Neogastropoda
Superfamily: Muricoidea
Family: Muricidae
Subfamily:Muricinae
Genus:Timbellus
Species:T. phyllopterus

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Muricodrupa fiscella (Gmelin, 1791)

• Basket Drupe

Ilot Rédika, New Caledonia | 18,7mm

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: Caenogastropoda
Order: Neogastropoda
Superfamily: Muricoidea
Family: Muricidae
Subfamily: Ergalataxinae
Genus: Muricodrupa
Species: M. fiscella

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African seashells

Species list:

Turbinellidae:
• Vasum triangularis – Kwazulu-Natal South Coast, South Africa
• Tudivasum zanzibaricum – Zanzibar
Muricidae:
• Pteropurpura graagae – Mzamba, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Turbinidae:
• Turbo sarmaticus – Cape Recife, Port Elizabeth, South Africa

From my collection

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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

From my collection

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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

From my collection

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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

From my collection

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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

From my collection

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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

From my collection

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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

From my collection

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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

From my collection

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Babylon shells

Babylonia species list:
• B. ambulacrum (Mindanao, Philippines)
• B. borneensis (Shihmen, New Taipei, North Taiwan)
• B. borneensis (Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia)
• B. japonica (Chiba prefecture, Japan)
• B. papillaris (Cape St. Francis, South Africa)
• B. spirata (Tamil Nadu, Pattinam, India)
• B. spirata semipicta (Java Sea, Indonesia)

Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class:Gastropoda
(unranked):clade Caenogastropoda
clade Hypsogastropoda
clade Neogastropoda
Superfamily:Muricoidea
Family:Babyloniidae
Genus:Babylonia

From my collection

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Haliotis jacnensis

‘Jacna abalone’

Small abalones from Samar Island, Philippines

Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class:Gastropoda
Clade:Vetigastropoda
Superfamily:Haliotoidea
Family:Haliotidae
Genus:Haliotis
Species:H. jacnensis

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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

From my collection

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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

From my collection

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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

From my collection

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

From my collection

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

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Bulimulus guadalupensis (Bruguière, 1789)

Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class:Gastropoda
(unranked):clade Heterobranchia
clade Euthyneura
clade Panpulmonata
clade Eupulmonata
clade Stylommatophora
informal group Sigmurethra
Superfamily:Orthalicoidea
Family:Orthalicidae
Subfamily:Bulimulinae
Genus:Bulimulus
Species:B. guadalupensis

From Bávaro, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
(cactus Mammillaria plumosa from my collection)

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