Data: Can you post these two shell images for identification? My wife's grandfather brought them back from Trinidad many years ago.

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1. Cassis tuberosa Linne, 1758

2. Turbo marmoratus Linne, 1758



  • #1 -Cassis tuberosa (Linnaeus, 1758) Common Names: King Helmut Shell , Caribbean Helmet
    OR Cassis flammea (Linnaeus, 1758) Common Names: Flame Helmet ...
    Avril B.
  • The one on the left is the King Helmet Shell, Cassis tuberosa Linne, 1758, which may well have been collected in Trinidad.
    The shell on the right may have come from a tourist shop in Trinidad, but not from the ocean. It is a polished Great Green Turban, Turbo marmoratus Linne, 1758, from the western Indo-Pacific region.... Paul M.

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