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Aliger gigas
Aliger gigas
Large shells, 24 cm. Creamy white to pink inner, cream to light reddish brown outer., Family: Strombidae, Known habitat: Florida, West Indies, Class: Gastropoda, Order: Littorinimorpha
Aliger gigas
Aliger gigas
Five large shells, 25 cm. Creamy white to pink inner, cream to light reddish brown outer., Family: Strombidae, Known habitat: Florida, West Indies, Class: Gastropoda, Order: Littorinimorpha
Aurantilaria aurantiaca
Aurantilaria aurantiaca
Cut in 3 pieces plus additional tiny piece, Class: Gastropoda, Order: Neogastropoda, Family: Fasciolariidae, Known habitat: Brazil, Cape of Good Hope
Bolinus cornutus
Bolinus cornutus
Class: Gastropoda, Order: Neogastropoda, Family: Muricidae, Known habitat: West coast of Africa
Busycotypus canaliculatus
Busycotypus canaliculatus
Family: Buccinidae, Class: Gastropoda, Order: Neogastropoda
Cassis
Cassis
These animals, of which there are 25 species, are active and predatory, eating bivalve mollusks. They live in sandy shores of warm oceans., Class: Gastropoda, Order: Littorinimorpha, Family: Cassididae
Cassis cornuta
Cassis cornuta
3 shells, Class: Gastropoda, Order: Littorinimorpha, Family: Cassididae, Known habitat: Indian Ocean, Philippines, Japan, West Indies
Cassis tuberosa
Cassis tuberosa
medium large brown spiral/circular shell, Family: Cassidae
Charonia tritonis
Charonia tritonis
Class: Gastropoda, Order: Littorinimorpha, Family: Charoniidae, Known habitat: New Zealand, Polynesia, Indian Ocean, Japan
Chione undatella
Chione undatella
both halves bivalve, with raised wavy ridges running sideways on shell, Family: Veneridae
Cittarium pica
Cittarium pica
A popular seafood. Lives on rocks and coral reefs, near shore, where it may be seen through the water crawling along waving two long tentacles ahead and a fringe of cirrhi almost as long on each side of the foot., Class: Gastropoda, Order: Trochida, Family: Trochidae, Known habitat: West Florida
Conus marmoreus
Conus marmoreus
Class: Gastropoda, Order: Neogastropoda, Family: Conidae, Known habitat: China Seas
Conus sp.
Conus sp.
Class: Gastropoda, Order: Neogastropoda, Family: Conidae, Known habitat: China Seas
Cypraea tigris
Cypraea tigris
Class: Gastropoda, Order: Littorinimorpha, Family: Cypraeidae
Cypraecassis rufa
Cypraecassis rufa
peach colored shell, heavy, Family: Cassidae
Cypraecassis rufa
Cypraecassis rufa
Heavy medium-sized shell, peach colored with bumps., Family: Cassidae, Known habitat: Indian Ocean, Japan, Class: Gastropoda, Littorinimorpha
Cypraecassis rufa
Cypraecassis rufa
Also known as Bull's Mouth Helmet, Class: Gastropoda, Order: Littorinimorpha, Family: Cassididae, Known habitat: Indian Ocean, Japan
Fasciolaria tulipa
Fasciolaria tulipa
Found in shallow water on pebbly coasts, where water is calm and algae grow., Class: Gastropoda, Order: Neogastropoda, Family: Fasciolariidae, Known habitat: North Carolina to West Indies
Forreria belcheri
Forreria belcheri
Class: Gastropoda, Order: Neogastropoda, Family: Muricidae, Known habitat: Japan to Southern California
Giant clam ?
Giant clam ?
large bivalve, both halves, wavy, Family: Tridacninae?

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