Shell Forms

Shell Forms

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Caption: Plate from 18th century encyclopedia showing various shell forms. The shells of most species of sea snails are spirally coiled. Some, though, have conical shells, and these are often referred to by the common name of limpets. The illustration shows; limpets, cochlea, dentalium or dentalia, nautlius, voluta, turbinidae, cylindri.

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Keywords: cochlea, cylindri, dentalium or dentalia, encyclopedia, gastropod, limpets, marine gastropod molluscs, nautlius, sea snail, shell, shells, snail, tooth shell, turbinidae, voluta

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