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Conchylinet v.2.9 - 2014-04-16
923809 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.

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A specie from the collection

Specie slide show, click for a larger view.

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Last news on 2017-01-12: Seashells of New Zealand
NEW_ZEALAND Dear visitor, I wish you the best for this new 2017 year.
Today Conchylinet holds a decent number of common New Zealand species and can be used to perform identifications of shells from this part of the world. Most mollusks from NZ are not to be found anywhere else and are endemic of this two-islands state.
I recommend you to visit New Zealand Mollusca if you need a bigger species range, this site also includes micro molluscs and the terrestrial fauna.
Last update: Thursday 12 January 2017

    Species from New Zealand addition

Current statistics
1834 species illustrated
747 shells still unidentified

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