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Conchylinet v.2.9 - 2014-04-16
1045661 visits since Jan. 2007.


[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!
[2015-03-21]  March 21, 2015. Tide of the Century
Today, the oceans experience an exceptionnal tide: Sun, Moon and Earth are aligned (an eclipse is visible from some places), plus the moon is closer to us than usual and it is the spring equinox time.
marée du siècle
As a consequence the tides will be very low in some places, and 6 hours later very high!
It is a rare opportunity to explore the coast as some areas usually under water will be dry ! but be careful not to get trapped by the raising tide.
[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.


[2017-05-31]  Addition of a few species
8 mollusks species have just been added into the database. They come from various localities. You can access them directly with the links below:
Venerupis aspera, Vepricardium coronatum, Terebralia sulcata, Bullia diluta, Mitra luctuosa, Farvartia brevicula, Phyllidiella lizae and Crepidula onyx.
[2017-05-08]  Addition of ten species
10 mollusks species have just been added into the database. They come from various localities. You can access them directly with the links below:
Vitracar sulcata, Astralium aureum, Macomona liliana, Phrygiomurex sculptilis, Bostrycapulus pritzkeri, Petricola lithophaga, Amoria zebra, Kilburnia scholvieni, Phyllidiopsis shireenae and Jujubinus exasperatus.
[2017-04-14]  Miscellaneous species addition
10 mollusks species have just been added into the database. They come from various localities. You can access them directly with the links below:
Polinices parvulus, Tellidora cristata, Jitlada bertini, Haliotis asinia, Mimachlamys lentiginosa, Turritella cingulifera, Bullia digitalis, Turbo laetus, Cypraea ursellus and Nassarius glans.
[2017-03-16]  South Australian and New Zealand mollusks addition
More species have just been added into Conchylinet database. The seashells come from South Anstralia and New Zealand regions, with new occurences from Tasmania. They are listed below:
Austroginella muscaria, Siphonaria diemenensis, Mitra badia, Cellana solida, Patelloida insignis, Prototyphis eos, Glycymeris modesta, Coelotrochus tiaratus, Terebralia semistriata, Siphonaria denticulata, Austrocochlea constricta, Brachiodontes rostratus and Eunaticina umbilicata.
[2017-03-03]  Species addition
Another batch of species have been added into the database. The shells come from various locations and are:
Nerita maxima, Nerita quadricolor, Nerita melanotragus, Cominella maculosa, Herpetopoma scabriuscula, Lataxiena blosvillei, Terebra guttata, Maoricardium pseudolima, Pupa coccinata, Pseudarcopagia disculus, Nassarius dorsatus, Gastrana fragilis and Mytilus galloprovincialis.
[2017-02-05]  New Zealand species addition
Another group of species from New Zealand have been added into the database. They are:
Dosinia maoriana, Striacolpus pagoda, Venerupis largillierti, Scalpomactra scalpellum, Maoricrypta costata, Zeacumantus lutulentus, Cellana strigilis and Purpurocardia purpurata.
[2017-01-12]  Species from New Zealand addition
Today many species occuring in New Zealand have been added into the database. They are:
Barbatia novaezelandiae, Dosinia subrosea, Resania lanceolata, Aulacomya maoriana, Sypharochiton pelliserpentis, Onchidella nigricans, Chiton glaucus, Diloma subrostrata, Zethalia zelandica, Cominella adspersa, Crassula aequilatera, Pecten novaezelandiae, Nerita sanguinolenta, Austrovenus stutchburyi, Paphies australis, Perna canalicus, Amphibola crenata, Cominella glandiformis, Lunella smaragda, Bartschicoma gaimardi, Siphonaria australis, Austrofusus glans and Nassarius buchardi.

Many variation illustration and live pictures have also been added.