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Conchylinet v.2.9 - 2014-04-16
2901289 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!


[2024-06-16]  Addition of bivalves species
12 species from the bivalves class have been added into the database. Links to the species below: Corculum cardissa, Afrophysema eutorna, Venerupis anomala, Eumarcia fumigata, Gibbomodiola adriatica, Callista chinensis, Soletellina boeddinghausi, Glycymeris imperialis, Paphies ventricosa, Pedum spondyloideum, Barbatia setigera and Donax striatus.
[2024-06-01]  Addition of a few species from Thailand
9 species from the Gulf of Thailand have been added into the database. Links to the species below: Paratapes textile, Tegillarca nodifera, Cymbiola nobilis, Euchelus asper, Desmaulus extinctorium, Nerita insculpta, Babylonia spirata, Anadara crebricostata and Cerithidea cingulata.
[2024-05-19]  Addition of a few species from India, Gibberulus reviewed
12 species from India have been added into the database, and the genus Gibberulus has been exploded from 1 species to 4 species. Links to the species below: Gibberulus albus, Gibberulus gibbosus, Gibberulus dekkersi, Lotoria triangularis, Mactra aequisulcata, Costellipitar manillae, Sunetta solanderii, Timoclea cochinensis, Donax scortum, Donax spiculum, Anadara auriculata, Anadara pumila, Marcia recens, Sunetta scripta and Fusinus forceps.
[2024-02-28]  Species addition and Mitridae update
14 species of various origins have been added into the database. They are: Imbricaria flammea, Neocancilla rufescens, Euprotomus chrysostomus, Phyllocoma convoluta, Strigatella tristis, Conomurex persicus, Protapes rhamphodes, Neotiara lens, Semele modesta, Pteria penguin, Condylomitra bernhardina, Roseomitra rosacea, Strigatella imperialis and Pseudonebularia tabanula.
The Mitridae family has been reviewed and its taxonomy updated using WoRMS as reference.
[2024-01-09]  Species addition
9 species of various origins have been added into the database. They are: Conus mitratus, Siphonaria carbo, Casmaria natalensis, Afrolittorina praetermissa, Circe rugifera, Onchidium verruculatum, Spondylus microlepos, Goniobranchus verrieri and Melampus coffeus.
[2023-10-21]  Species addition
7 species of various origins have been added into the database. They are:
Conus guanche, Terebra armillata, Neobuccinum eatoni, Limaria basilanica, Gibberula miliara, Natica stellata and Notoacmea flammea.
[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.