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Conchylinet v.2.9 - 2014-04-16
2112714 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!


[2023-02-04]  Species addition
15 species from various origins have been added into the database. They are: Vexillum patriarchale, Gemophos viverratus, Pharaonella aurea, Gouldia minima, Meiocardia samarangiae, Zonulispira zonulata, Tegula panamensis, Agnewia tritoniformis, Medusafissurella melvilli, Nembrotha lineolata, Semele radiata, Mactrotoma antecedens, Pyrene obtusa, Dentalium variabile and Calliostoma granulatum.
[2022-12-17]  Addition of a large number of species
21 species from various origins have been added into the database. They are: Nitidotellina valdiviae, Pharaonella aurea, Vexillum percnodictya, Cymia tectum, Austromytilius rostratus, Merisca margaritina, Siphonaria funiculata, Anadara notabilis, Mitrella guttata, Argobuccinum pustulosum, Glycymeris tenuicostata, Burnupena papyracea, Vasticardium pectiniforme, Mactra cygnus purpurea, Haliotis clathrata, Natica fasciata, Semiricinula nodosa, Haliotis laevigata, Thais bufo, Tucetona guesi and Conus muriculatus.
[2022-11-24]  South-Western Indian Ocean species addition
11 species from the Mozambique Channel have been added into the database. They are: Dosinia pubescens, Scutarcopagia pulcherrima, Nitidotellina hokkaidoensis, Psammacoma gubernaculum, Decatopecten amiculum, Thorunna africana, Conomurex coniformis, Scalptia crenifera, Siphonaria subatra, Tanea hilaris and Sheldonella lateralis.
[2022-11-08]  Panamic Region species addition
10 species, mostly from the Tropical Eastern Pacific province have been added into the database. They are: Oliva venulata, Conus gladiator, Conus scalaris, Vasum caestus, Strombus granulatus, Doxander operosus, Stramonita biserialis, Trivia sanguinea, Notocochlis chemnitzii and Cypraea cervinetta.
[2022-09-03]  Species addition and revisions
8 species have been added into the database. Click below for more details:
Conus mascarenensis, Conus textile vaulberti, Conus textile archiepiscopus, Reishia clavigera, Acanthopleura brevispinosa, Scissodesma spengleri, Aphelodoris varia and Semele casta.
Mitridae and Conidae has been updated: the Conus textile complex have been merged and divided into sub-species, and several Mitra species have been moved into the Strigatella genus.
[2022-08-21]  Pacific Ocean species addition
12 species, mostly from the Eastern Pacific region have been added into the database. Click below for more details:
Heterodonax pacificus, Carditamera affinis, Donax dentifer, Olivella volutella, Cypraea robertsi, Acanthais brevidentata, Conus nux, Mitrella elegans baiyeli, Vasula melones, Cerithium adustum, Isognomon nucleus and Conus retifer.
[2022-08-04]  Caribbean species addition
11 species from the Carribean region have been added into the database. Click below for more details:
Euvola ziczac, Donax hanleyanus, Marsupina bufo, Plicopurpura patula, Opeatostoma pseudodon, Nerita scabricosta, Fissurella nimbosa, Tonna maculosa, Divaricella quadrisulcata, Nerita virginea and Diodora viridula.