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Melongenidae 3 species (10 shells in total)

Phylum      : Mollusca
 Class       : Gastropoda 
  Subclass    : Caenogastropoda 
   Order       : Neogastropoda 
    Superfamily : Buccinoidea 
     Family      : Melongenidae 

Common name : crown conchs

Aspect : thick, large pear-shaped or spindle-shaped shell. Sculpture with thorns or knots. Generally smooth parietal edge. Thick, horny operculum.

Feeding : carnivore and scavenger

Environment : shallow water, usually in sandy or muddy areas, especially under mangrove trees

Melongena corona (Gmelin, 1791)

Melongena corona

Melongena corona (Gmelin, 1791)

Melongena corona : <var. johnstonei>

Melongena patula (Broderip & Sowerby, 1829)

Melongena patula

Volema pyrum

Volema pyrum
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