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Canarium erythrinum (Dillwyn, 1817); Ricaudy, Noumea, South Province, New Caledonia, Melanesia; both 45 mm; by local shell collector; 9/2004; Coll. Christian Boernke

Canarium labiatum (Röding, 1798); Nou & Ouen Islands, Noumea, South Province, New Caledonia, Melanesia; dived in 2001 at 3-6 m on mud coral by night, t: 32,3 mm: b: 27,9 mm; Coll. Ulrich Wieneke

Canarium mutabile forma zebriolatus (Adam & Leloup, 1938); Dangerous Banks reef, South Province, New Caledonia, Melanesia; dived in 2010 at 4-8 m, on sand grass coral by night; 22 mm; Coll. Ulrich Wieneke

Canarium haemastoma (Sowerby, 1842); New Caledonia, Melanesia; 16 mm; Coll. Franck Leterrier

Dolomena abbotti Dekkers & Liverani, 2010; New Caledonia, Melanesia; 33 mm; Coll. Christian Börnke

Dolomena minima x variabilis; hybrid form; Coll. Virgilio Liverani

  • a: Swain reefs, Queensland State, north east Australia; no. 619-15/1
  • b: New Caledonia, Melanesia; no. 619-07/1

Dolomena pulchella (Reeve, 1851); New Caledonia, Melanesia; Coll. Franck Leterrier

Dolomena variabilis (Swainson, 1820); New Caledonia, Melanesia; t: 45 mm, b: 43 mm; Coll. Christian Börnke

Euprotomus bulla x vomer; hybrid form; Balabio Island, North Province, New Caledonia, Melanesia; 15-30 m, dived alive on sand at night; 57.3 mm; 2010; Coll. Aart Dekkers no. STR1767

Euprotomus vomer (Röding, 1798); Belep Islands, North Province, New Caledonia, Melanesia; on sand in 18 - 20 m; 77 mm; 1995; Coll. Ulrich Wieneke

Harpago rugosa (Sowerby II, 1842); Belep Islands, North Province, New Caledonia, Melanesia; dived at night, alive on grass coral, 15-25 m depth, Coll. Henk Dekker

Labiostrombus epidromis (Linnaeus, 1758); New Caledonia; 55 mm; Coll. Francesco Giovanoli

Lambis scorpius (Linnaeus, 1758); in Aquarium; New Caledonia, Melanesia; Coll. Franck Leterrier

Lambis truncata sowerbyi (Mörch, 1872); Coll. Virgilio Liverani

  • up left: Philippines Islands, 260 mm.; up right: Philippines Islands, apex
  • down left: New Caledonia, Melanesia, apex; down right: Queensland State, north east Australia, apex

Margistrombus septimus (Duclos, 1844); Pouebo, North Province, New Caledonia, Melanesia; t: 53 mm, b: 43 mm; Coll. Christian Börnke

Sinustrombus latissimus (Linnaeus, 1758); Thio Village, South Province, east coast, New Caledonia, Melanesia; external reef, muddy sand; from 30 m; t: 202 mm, b: 197 mm; Coll. Christian Börnke

Sinustrombus sinuatus (Lightfoot, 1786); New Caledonia, Melanesia; t: 79 mm, b: 92 mm; Coll. Christian Börnke

Thersistrombus thersites (Swainson, 1823); North of Noumea, South Province, New Caledonia, Melanesia; scuba on sand bottom; 1995; Coll. Guido Poppe

Tridentarius dentatus (Linnaeus, 1758); New Caledonia; from 70-80 m; 40 mm; Coll. Franck Leterrier


References

  • Chardy, P., Chevillon, C., & Clavier, J. (1988). Major benthic communities of the south-west lagoon of New Caledonia. Coral Reefs, 7(2), 69-75.
  • Richer de Forges, B., Tillier, A. & Heros, V. 1988. Distribution des mollusques Strombidae dans le lagon S.O. de la Nouvelle-Caledonie [Distribution of Strombidae mollusc in the S.W. Lagoon of New Caledonia. - Rossiniana 40, 3-9, Fulltext
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