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Conchylinet v.2.9 - 2014-04-16
326773 visits since Jan. 2007.


What is Conchylinet ?
Conchylinet is a site dedicated to the seashells collection. It is intended to any public interested in molluscs and seashells.

It aims these objectives:
  1. It displays an online collection that anybody can browse either as a shell identification guide using the interactive plates, or just as a pictures book to see the beautiful diversity of marine shells.
  2. It provides general information about molluscs, their shells and the hobby of collecting.
  3. It is intended to collect contributions about seashells from you. You can do it either in sharing data and pictures of shells you collected or, in helping in the identification of the numerous unknown species of Conchylinet.
  4. It can be used by anybody studying malacology. Feel free to contact me for any molluscs related inquiries. I would gladly share data or shells for a better understanding of these animals.
       Pierre P.
Using Conchylinet
You can access to all sections and sub-sections of this site from the left panel (the menu). When clicking on an entry of this panel the related section content is displayed on the right. In the same time the related menu sub-entries are showed and the non-related menu entries are hidden.

Recent shells photographs

A specie from the collection

Specie slide show, click for a larger view.

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Last news on 2014-04-16: Shell shapes research and filter added
Shell shapes research and filter added SHAPES Dear visitor,
I just added a long developpement work to the interactive plates: now, you will be able to filter the species plates by shell general shape.
This feature is added to the already existing filter abilities. With this addition, Conchylinet has now an unique and powerful tool to help with the identification of the shells.

Click here to have more details about this new and unique feature, or start to play with it from the species interactive plates.

These filters will become more and more efficient with the continuing enrichment of the species diversity and distribution recorded in the database.
Last update: Satursday 12 April 2014

    Ranellidae family updates and corrections

Current statistics
1507 species illustrated
551 shells still unidentified

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