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Name that Shell

Discussion in 'General questions about care.' started by Flower, Feb 27, 2005.

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  1. Flower

    Flower Hi, I'm New Here!

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    I can't figure out what kind of shell this is. I found it in a box of shells my late grandmother left me so it might be a kind that is no longer collected.

    Thanks in advance!

    http://photobucket.com/albums/y8/Flowerg/
     
  2. kuplakrabs

    kuplakrabs "Second Molt, A Success"

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    It looks like it could be some kind of Thais shell. I have Thais (stramonita) Haemestoma, Thais Tuberosa and Thais Mancinella shells and they look similar in structure to this one-commonly called Rock Shells. It is a pretty shell. If I can find out more, I will let you know. Kerie, where are you? We need your shell expertise.

    Here is a link to a site I like to use to ID shells.

    never mind...I can't get it to work...hmmm

    This one looks similar...
    http://www.gastropods.com/2/Shell_3022.html
     
  3. Kali_Ma

    Kali_Ma (Small Crab)

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    I believe it is in the thais family, and think it might be mancinella mancinella, thais mancinella. Don't ask me why such a small shell has so many Latin designations -- crazy scientists!

    http://www.gastropods.com/2/Shell_3022.html

    LOL!! I just saw we pegged the same shell! Sorry, that's what I get for working when I'm so tired. You had it in one, Wendy. Thais manicella.
     
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