Thursday, May 17, 2007

Shell identification...cont.

They seem to run from16-20mm.

Thanks for your help!
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Identification problem

I quit! I've looked at just about all the places google says to go, to find the name of these shells. I think they're periwinkles and I've looked at littoraria, spurwinkia, laemodonta and myosotella and when there were pictures, none of them looked like these banded shells. I sure can use the help. They were found on our crab pot in the canals of Ocean Isle Beach, NC.

I'm new to the more scientific ways of naming what I've found. For the longest time I was happy just finding that beautiful shell. Then came the need to give them a name. Then when I found out there were not only wentletraps, but angulate, Humphreys, frosted, bladed, Champion's wentletraps etc., I knew I was in over my head!
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