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Conchylinet v.2.9 - 2014-04-16
2383895 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!


[2023-08-22]  Species addition
11 species of various origins have been added into the database. They are: Marionia rubra, Patelloida profunda calamus, Glycymeris nummaria, Nacella kerguelensis, Turritella fultoni, Oxystele tigrina, Conus purpurascens, Azorinus minutus, Goniobranchus splendidus, Chama florida and Cypraea gracilis.
[2023-06-18]  Species addition
10 species from various provinces have been added into the database. They are: Cypraea pallidula, Strigatella litterata maculosa, Paphies angusta, Acanthochitona garnoti, Oxystele sinensis, Terebra knudseni, Strigatella retusa, Strigatella subruppelli, Nassarius kraussianus and Mytilus californianus.
[2023-05-14]  Species addition
11 species from various origins have been added into the database. They are: Mitra cornea, Circe quoyi, Spondylus echinatus, Mitrella ocellata, Fusinus rostratus, Nerita litterata, Fulvia fragilis, Ocinebra inornata, Haliotis ovina, Bedeva paivae and Natica rouxi.
[2023-04-17]  Species addition
10 species from various origins have been added into the database. They are:
Columbella andasoni, Acanthopleura vaillantii, Natica queketti, Americardia biangulata, Barnea obturamentum, Mitrella lincolnensis, Iredalea inclinata, Patella aspera, Clanculus atropurpureus and Littorina striata.
[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.