Mollusks

Marine Gastropoda

2b23  spacer  2b29 
Turbinidae, Turbo marmoratus (Linnaeus, 1758)
CM 62.23075

 


 
Melongenidae, Busycon carica (Gmelin, 1791)
Georgia
CM 65656

 

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2b31 
 
2b37 
Melongenidae, Busycon carica (Gmelin, 1791)
Georgia
CM 65656

 
Cassidae, Cypraecassis rufa (Linnaeus, 1758)
East Africa
CM 62.7
the most commonly used
species for carving cameos

 


 

 

 
2b39    2b40 

Strombidae, Strombus gigas (Linnaeus, 1758)
Florida
CM 65659
on endangered species list; commonly eaten throughout the Caribbean


 
Haliotidae, Haliotis assimilis (Dall, 1878)
California CM 65660
2c42    2c43 

Conidae, Conus geographus Linnaeus, 1758
India
CM 62.19670
catches and eats fish, has killed humans, venom contains potentially useful drugs


 
dorsal view
2c44    2c45 

Conidae, Conus textile (Linnaeus, 1758)
Mactan Island, Philippines
CM 65661
eats other snails, has killed humans,
venom contains potentially useful drugs


 
dorsal view
2c46    2c47 

Cypraeidae, Zonaria spadicea
(Swainson, 1823)
California
CM 64-23
 


 
Cypraeidae, Monetaria moneta (Linnaeus, 1758)
Sri Lanka
CM 62.22945
used as currency in some island nations
2c48    2c49 

Cypraeidae, Cypraea tigris (Linnaeus, 1758)
Indonesia
CM 42160
 


 
Cypraeidae, Cypraea tigris (Linnaeus, 1758)
Indonesia
CM 42160
2c50     

Cypraeidae, Monetaria annulus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Indonesia
CM 65662