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Persististrombus granulatus (Swainson, 1822); Galapagos Islands, Ecuador; 82 mm; Coll. Christian Börnke

Persististrombus cf. baltrae (Garcia-Talavera, 1993); Santa Fe Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador; taken in sand at 30 m, by local lobster diver, 2003; Coll. Gijs Kronenberg no. 6268

Strombus lazaroi Garcia-Talavera, 1993; Holotype; p. 25

Strombus propegracilior Dall & Ochsner, 1928; pl. 2, fig. 4


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