Seashell Gallery

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04020013m
Top Shell
04020052m
Tusk Shell
09130032m
Venus Comb shell
09130071m
Pink-mouthed Murex
09140015m
Black Murex Shell
09140046m
Captain Cone
09140058m
Cone Shell (tiny white cone)
DSCN0180m
Cone Shell (large; milky white; hard shell)
09130068m
Conus Imperialis Shell
DSCN0185m
Conus Striatus Shell
04200040m
Checkered Bonnet Shell
09140024m
Common Screw Shell
04020111m
Mollusk Fossil
04170013m
Harper Shell
DSCN0201m
Heavy Turban Shell
09130008m
Jade Turbo Shell
04180001m
Paper Nautilus Shell
03230036m
Sand Dollar
09070009m
Spider Scorpian Shell
garden snail-m
Snail
04020023m
Spindle Shell
04020031m
Tooth Shell
04020086m
(tiny; cow spotted)
04020093m
(tiny, recess, …)
04020078m
(tiny, hard, armored surface)
04020053m
(yellow rugged tiny hardshell)
DSCN0027m
White Spondylus
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Seashell X-ray Photos

See also: Seashell: Misc Seashells, Cut-in-Half View

See also: Mathematics of Seashells.

The biological classification hierarchy: “Kindom:Phylum:Class:Order:Family:Genus:Species”.

The shells animals are of Kindom Animalia (that is, animals), and Phylum Mollusca (they are mollusks). Mollusks have two major class: Gastropoda (gastropods) and Bivalvia (bivalves). Gastropods are those with spiral shells. Snails slugs limpets and abalone are all gastropods. Bivalves are those clam-like shells, including mussell, cockle, clam, oyster.

References

encyclopedia of shells cover
Encyclopedia of Shells By Kenneth R Wye. amazon

National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Seashells by Harald A Rehder. amazon

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