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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
Americoliva sayana
Americoliva sayana
Two shells, Class: Gastropoda, Order: Neogastropoda, Family: Olividae
Amphiduros sp.
Amphiduros sp.
bright yellow, Class: Gastropoda, Order: Phyllodocida, Family: Hesionidae
Angaria delphinus
Angaria delphinus
Three specimens, one very small, pink/purple/white fringed spiral shell. These are striking shells, with the apex flat. They are found near low water mark on coral reefs., Class: Gastropoda, Order: Trochida, Family: Angariidae, Known habitat: Philippines
Annepona mariae
Annepona mariae
many small white with yellow circle shells, Class: Gastropoda, Order: Littorinimorpha, Family: Cypraeidae
Aporrhais pespelecani
Aporrhais pespelecani
small, Class: Gastropoda, Order: Littorinimorpha, Family: Aporrhaidae
Arca sp.
Arca sp.
one half bivalve, wavy shape, dark brown, Class: Bivalvia, Order: Arcida, Family: Arcidae
Arcinella arcinella
Arcinella arcinella
Numerous white to pale tan shell with rows of nodules, Class: Gastropoda, Order: Venerida, Family: Chamidae, Known habitat: North Carolina to W. Indies
Arestorides argus
Arestorides argus
dotted pattern, Class: Gastropoda, Order: Littorinimorpha, Family: Cypraeidae
Argopecten ventricosus
Argopecten ventricosus
two different sized and colored shells, Class: Bivalvia, Order: Pectinida, Family: Pectinidae
Astralium calcar
Astralium calcar
Class: Gastropoda, Order: Trochida, Family: Turbinidae 
Atrina sp.
Atrina sp.
Atrina serrata and/or Atrina rigida. Brown almost translucent shells, Class: Bivalvia, Order: Ostreida, Family: Pinnidae
Aurantilaria aurantiaca
Aurantilaria aurantiaca
Cut in 2 pieces, Class: Gastropoda, Order: Neogastropoda , Family: Fasciolariidae, Known habitat: Brazil, Cape of Good Hope
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
Bulla sp.
Bulla sp.
6 small very thin, fragile shells. The animals feed upon other mollusks, which it swallows whole and grinds between the strong walls of the gizzard., Class: Gastropoda, Order: Cephalaspidea, Family: Bullidae, Known habitat: Warm seas
Busycotypus canaliculatus
Busycotypus canaliculatus
Family: Buccinidae, Class: Gastropoda, Order: Neogastropoda
Callista giganta
Callista giganta
two halves, medium size elongated clam, Class: Bivalvia
Cardium californica
Cardium californica
Class: Bivalvia, Order: Cardiida, Family: Cardiidae

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