What kind of shells are these?

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What kind of shells are these?

Post by platypuskid2 » Fri Nov 24, 2017 10:37 am

Image Lambda has been in this one for quite a while Image Mu had the other small one before he moved out and Epsilon moved in. I only have two of these shells and they are constantly occupied, my pps love them. I'd like to know what they are called so I can get more and share my findings with everyone else for a very different looking preferred shell


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Re: What kind of shells are these?

Post by LadyJinglyJones » Sun Nov 26, 2017 3:58 am

So, I'm still pretty 'meh' at shell ID's, but I'd lean towards a tulip shell (Fasciolaria species), or alternatively a triton type.

Sorry - that's the best I got. :?
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Re: What kind of shells are these?

Post by platypuskid2 » Sun Nov 26, 2017 9:12 am

LadyJinglyJones wrote:So, I'm still pretty 'meh' at shell ID's, but I'd lean towards a tulip shell (Fasciolaria species), or alternatively a triton type.

Sorry - that's the best I got. :?
it doesn't seem to be either of those but thanks for trying, now I know some more shell names.


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Re: What kind of shells are these?

Post by wolfnipplechips » Mon Nov 27, 2017 9:12 pm

To me looks like a Cymatium/Linatella sp.

Looking around, found these for sale!! https://www.ebay.com/itm/Linatella-caud ... SwjL5ZJY~K Pretty good deal for that many specimen shells!
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What kind of shells are these?

Post by platypuskid2 » Wed Nov 29, 2017 6:11 pm

wolfnipplechips wrote:To me looks like a Cymatium/Linatella sp.

Looking around, found these for sale!! https://www.ebay.com/itm/Linatella-caud ... SwjL5ZJY~K Pretty good deal for that many specimen shells!
Yes! That's exactly what they are thank you so much!

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