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Conchylinet v.2.9 - 2014-04-16
3657 visits since Jan. 2007.


[2018-06-20]  Conchylinet reached 2000 species!
Dear visitors, after having being over 10 years online, Conchylinet is pleased to annouce that its database holds over 2000 molluscs species. 2000
The species plates tool becomes more and more reliable for the identification of shelled and non shelled molluscs. Some Oceans part are still under-represented but the database covers more species than most general books.
[2017-10-25]  Mollusc taxonomy training workshop
Last week I had the chance to participate to the molluscs taxonomy workhop held in Mauritius and organized by the Mauritius Oceanography Institute (MOI).
For those interested I wrote a small report about it. To read it just click here.
[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.
[2015-12-31]  Toward 2016
Hello, 2015 comes to its end. I hope this year was good for you, for the Earth it was just another bad year which experienced the warmest year since we record temperature.
Looking at the recent past we can expect 2016 to be worse: pollution, poverty, nature resources declining... All of this because we, humans, are just too many. Unfortunately sciences, techs and civics advances are too slow to compensate overpopulation impacts. So, unless stopping spreading children, little can be done.
But it is still possible to admire what Nature has built and amongst all these wonders our molluscs and their shells!


[2018-11-11]  8 species added to the database
8 species from various provinces have been added:
Haustrum scobina, Murex tribulus, Tritia obsoleta, Fissurella verna, Stewartia floridana, Bullia pura and Mitra assimilis, Pugilina cochlidium.
[2018-10-12]  15 species added to the database
15 species from various areas have been added into Conchylinet: Limaria marwicki, Lima nimbifer, Limaria hians, Lima caribea, Callista accincta, Callista erycinella, Turritella carinifera, Geukensia demissa, Vexillum tricolor, Imbricaria vanikorensis, Mactra cygnus, Turbo haynesi, Cymatium parthenopeum, Modulus modulus and Astraea tuber.
Besides, the following species have been removed: Limaria inflata, Limaria orientalis, Lucina pectinata and Sunetta truncata.
[2018-08-14]  More seashells from the Indo-Pacific
12 species have been added into the database. They are all from the very large Indo-Pacific province that extend from East Africa to the middle of the Pacific Ocean. You can access them directly with the links below:
Mitra pediculus, Coralliophila squamosissima, Hydatina zonata, Limaria dentata, Pseudostomatella decolorata, Thais mutabilis, Meropesta nicobarica, Nassarius bicallosus, Cerithium interstriatum, Naticarius orientalis, Cypraea errones and Mitra scutulata.
[2018-07-27]  Bivalves species addition
8 bivalves species have just been added into the database. They are from various geographical areas. You can access them directly with the links below:
Acar gradata, Paphies subtriangulata, Zenatia acinaces, Pinctada maculata, Isognomon isognomum, Diplodonta rotundata, Eucrassatella kingicola and Cerastoderma glaucum.
[2018-06-20]  Miscellaneous species addition
9 species have just been added into the database. They are from various geographical areas. You can access them directly with the links below:
Gemophos gemmatus, Dermomurex obeliscus, Chlorodiloma odontis, Penion sulcatus, Mitra multiplicata, Tellinella tithonia, Brachiodontes virgiliaea, Donax erythraeensis and Patella pellucida.
[2018-06-01]  Miscellaneous species addition
13 species have just been added into the database. They are from various geographical areas. You can access them directly with the links below:
Turbo saxosus, Tegula gallina, Diodora parviforata, Crepipatella capensis, Limaria tuberculata, Risbecia imperialis, Scutellastra chapmani, Tellina inflata, Siphonaria capensis, Mitra idae, Patelloida nigrosulcata, Cypraea onyx and Anadara ovalis.
[2018-04-28]  South African species addition
12 species from South Africa have just been added into the database. You can access them directly with the links below:
Cymbula granatina, Haliotis midae, Afrolittorina africana, Hiatula capensis, Mactra glabrata, Chloromytilus meridionalis, Oxystele variegata, Oxystele impervia, Fusinus ocelliferus, Cantharus proteus, Pollia subcostata and Calliostoma africanum.