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Conchylinet v.2.9 - 2014-04-16
1330028 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!


[2021-09-26]  Species addition
Terebra ornata, Brachidontes pharaonis, Cymatium vestitum, Cymbula oculus, Tectonatica tecta, Tellina donacina, Cronia aurantiaca, Burnupena cincta, Cronia ochrostoma and Tapes variegatus.
[2021-04-16]  Atlantic and Mediterranean species addition
12 species from Atlantic and Mediterranean (North-East Atlantic province) have been added into the database. Click below for more détails:
Pirenella conica, Pteria hirundo, Turritella decipiens, Umbraculum mediterraneum, Abra alba, Pinctada imbricata, Thyasira flexuosa, Naytiopsis granum, Flexopecten flexuosus, Monodonta edulis, Modiolus modiolus and Spondylus gaederopus.
[2021-03-05]  Species addition
14 species from various areas have been added to the database. Click below for more détails:
Margistrombus marginatus, Laternula elliptica, Arca pacifica, Monodonta perplexa, Gari chinensis, Hiatula rosea, Thais virgata, Dosinia crebra, Adamnestia arachis, Onchidella floridana, Hebra subspinosa, Diodora lineata, Cymatium durbanensis and Cymbium glans.
[2020-11-15]  Addition of several species
12 species have just been added to the database. Click below for more détails:
Melongena melongena, Strigilla cyrenoidea, Gemophos sanguinolentus, Diloma arida, Colus gracilis, Sepia apama, Jujubinus polychromus, Astraea latispina, Crubilulum auricula, Tivela stultorum and Spondylus violascens.
[2020-08-24]  Madagascar species addition
13 species from North Madagascar have been added into the database. Most of them also occurs all along the Mozambique Channel. They are:
Strombus plicatus columba, Lutraria turneri, Pseudovertagus nobilis, Dosinia scabriuscula, Gari pallida, Trochus cariniferus, Calpurnus verrucosus, Pyramidella acus, Nerita grossa, Oliva tigrina, Serratina fimbriata, Pitar lineolatus and Clanculus puniceus.
[2020-07-11]  Addition of species from the InfoPacific
11 species from the Indo-Pacific province have been added into the database. They are:
Casmaria beui, Gibbomodiola biradiata, Conus elegans, Ranularia trilineata, Donacilla picta, Eulima pachychila, Tellina capsoides, Nembrotha cristata, Murex trapa, Cypraea maculifera and Rhinoclavis gemmatus.
[2020-05-31]  More species from Southern Australia
15 species from the southern australian province have been added. They are:
Plaxiphora albida, Macomona deltoidalis, Fusinus novaehollandiae, Cacozeliana granaria, Laevichlamys cuneata, Soletellina biradiata, Anapella cycladea, Conus papilliferus, Scutellastra peronii, Scutus antipodes, Patelloida victoriana, Litozamia brazieri, Ranella australasia, Divalucina cumingi and Haliotis rubra.