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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

Quasiconus melvilli

(Sowerby, G.B. III, 1879, "1878") Melvill's/Bosch's Cone Shell size 18 - 32 mm Oman - Arabian Gulf; Maldives?
Taxonomic Information
ClassGASTROPODA CAENOGASTROPODA
OrderNEOGASTROPODA
SuperFamilyCONOIDEA
FamilyCONIDAE CONILITHINAE
open bookPage/Plate
Proc. Zool. Soc. Londonp 795; Pl. 48/1
Encyclopedia of Marine Gastropodsp 417/7
The Shell Handbookp 184
Conidae; Volume 1:Indo-Pacific Regionp 351/22-26
Nomenclature and Taxonomy in the Living Conidaep 181
Synonyms
Conus pusio Sowerby, G.B. I & II, 1834
Conch. Illustr. (London)(Conus), Pl. 55/69
Nomenclature and Taxonomy in the Living Conidaep 233
Conus (Chelyconus) boschi Clover, P.W., 1972 : Oman; NW Indian Ocean
VenusVol. 31/3, p 117/1-5
Compendium of Seashellsp 271/2.4
Collector's guide to Seashells of the Worldp 134/19
Nomenclature and Taxonomy in the Living Conidaep 55
cameraImage Acknowledgments
1 Coneshells - Knights of the Sea
2 Conus Biodiversity website
3 Cone Collector's Guide
4 Eddie Hardy
5 Dedonder
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