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Collecting seashells on the beaches of Sanibel, Captiva and the world


Posted by on May 15, 2010 in Janthina | 6 comments

Cheri couldn’t identify this shell so she sent me this photo to try to get some help on naming it. Well? At first look, I thought it might be a bleached out land snail but she said she found it at low tide in April on Sanibel……doesn’t sound like a land snail would have been there. I did a little research and this is what I came up with-  JANTHINA (?) . I didn’t find it on the Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum site so I’m still not sure. Hopefully, MurexKen or another expert will comment so we can feed the curiosity.

May 15, 2010 UPDATE: We have identification on this shell. It is a land snail. Please see MurexKen’s comment for more identification. Thank you, Lori at as well. Both of you “rock”!

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