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Version 44.00 went live 9th November, 2018. Cypraeidae now in line with Felix Lorenz's "COWRIES A Guide to the Gastropod Family Cypraeidae" 2017

Melanella martinii

(Adams, A. in Sowerby, G.B. II, 1854) White Parasitic Snail Shell size 20 - 50 mm Red Sea - Taiwan & E Australia
Taxonomic Information
ClassGASTROPODA CAENOGASTROPODA
OrderLITTORINIMORPHA
SuperFamilyVANIKOROIDEA
FamilyEULIMIDAE
open bookPage/Plate
Philippine Marine MollusksVol. 1, p 109; Pl. 302/1
Philippine Marine MollusksVol. 5, Pl. 1443/5-6
Collector's guide to Seashells of the Worldp 55/26
Shells of Taiwan Illustrated in Colourp 261/22-23
Sea Snails of PondicherryFig. 30
Synonyms
Melanella candida Marrat, F.P., 1880 : Philippines; Vietnam
Encyclopedia of Marine Gastropodsp 468/11
Shells of the Philippinesp 55/2
Shells of Vietnamp 112; Pl. 10/5
cameraImage Acknowledgments
1 George Sangiouloglou
2 C & C Ruscoe Collection
3 @ Sharpe Shells
4 Kyoto University Museum
5 Mollusc Net Auctions
6 Femorale
7 @ Sharpe Shells
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