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Frank Nolf

Frank Nolf


Secretary of the journal Neptunea


Specimens from his collection

Aporrhais uttingeriana pesgallinae Barnard, 1963; Quicombo, Angola; 11° S 13° E; trawled by Belgian fishermen (PEMARCO: Pęche Maritime du Congo)
on sandbar; depth: -175 m; 1965; 77.2 mm; Coll. Frank Nolf

Drepanocheilus occidentalis (Beck, 1836); Gulf of St. Lawrence, Quebec Province, Canada; 60,7 mm; 1963; Coll. Frank Nolf no. 06399 a

Drepanocheilus occidentalis (Beck, 1836); Massachusetts, USA; 59 mm; Coll. Frank Nolf no. 06399

Drepanocheilus occidentalis var. mainensis Johnson, 1926; off Nova Scotia Province, Canada; 41 mm; 1963; Coll. Frank Nolf no. 08822

Drepanocheilus occidentalis (Beck, 1836); off Nova Scotia Province, Canada; 47 mm; 1963; Coll. Frank Nolf no. 06399 b

Canarium haemastoma (Sowerby, 1842); Port Lewis, Mauritius; in muddy sand, dredged at 33 mm; 21,0 mm; Coll. Frank Nolf no. 05894

Canarium klineorum (Abbott, 1960); Sri Lanka; 34,2 mm; Coll. Frank Nolf no. 09174

Canarium klineorum (Abbott, 1960); Sri Lanka; 30,7 mm; Coll. Frank Nolf no. 09174

Canarium labiatum (Röding, 1798); Port Douglas, North Queensland, Australia; under rocks at low tide; 42,3 mm; Coll. Frank Nolf no. 01910

Canarium labiatum (Röding, 1798); Port Douglas, North Queensland, Australia; under rocks at low tide; 35,6 mm; Coll. Frank Nolf no. 01910

Canarium labiatum (Röding, 1798); Port Douglas, North Queensland, Australia; under rocks at low tide; 33,7 mm; Coll. Frank Nolf no. 01910

Canarium labiatum (Röding, 1798); Lamka, Rawai Beach, Phuket Island, Thailand; 29,3 mm; 1963; Coll. Frank Nolf no. 07563 a

  • Comment: At the same locality the Thailand form of Canarium olydium? is found. The purple spire is typical for that form.
    As conclusion, it might be that this is a transition form between the two species, maybe a hybrid.

Canarium olydium (Duclos, 1844); Lamka, Rawai Beach, Phuket Island, Thailand; 41,0 mm; 1963; Coll. Frank Nolf no. 07563 a

Canarium olydium (Duclos, 1844); Ras Rashid, Kenya; 37,5 mm; Coll. Frank Nolf no. 07563 b

Canarium olydium (Duclos, 1844); Nacala Bay, Nampula Province, Republic of Mozambique, Indian Ocean; on bottom covered with seaweed; at 0,5 m; 33,8 mm; 1990
Coll. Frank Nolf no. 07563

Canarium olydium (Duclos, 1844); Nacala Bay, Nampula Province, Republic of Mozambique, Indian Ocean; on bottom covered with seaweed; at 0,5 m; t: 31,2 mm, b: 35,8 mm; 1990
Coll. Frank Nolf no. 07563

Canarium urceus (Linnaeus, 1758); Pattaya, Thailand; in sand trawled; 52,3 mm; 2003; Coll. Frank Nolf no. 03332 b

Canarium urceus incisus (Wood, W., 1828); Malaita, Solomon Islands; Coll. Frank Nolf no. 02434

Canarium maculatum (Sowerby, 1842); Shark's Cove, Pupukea Beach, Oahu Island, Hawaii Islands, USA; dived at 7 m; 32,9 mm; Coll. Frank Nolf no. 01911 a

Canarium maculatum (Sowerby, 1842); Tuamotu Archipelago, French Polynesia, South Pacific Ocean; 29 mm; Coll. Frank Nolf no. 01911 b

Canarium mutabile (Swainson, 1821); Tôlanaro (formerly Fort Dauphin), Anosy Region, southeast coast of Madagascar; trawled by fishermen; 7/2010; t: 30,7 mm, b: 34,7 mm; Coll. Frank Nolf no. 01909 k

Canarium mutabile (Swainson, 1821); Cuddalore, SE India; trawled by local fishermen, at 20 m; 1998; 32,0 mm; Coll. Frank Nolf no. 01909 d

Canarium mutabile (Swainson, 1821); Cuddalore, SE India; trawled by local fishermen, at 20 m; 1998; t: 34,0 mm, b: 24,9 mm; Coll. Frank Nolf no. 01909 d

Canarium mutabile (Swainson, 1821); Park Rynie, South KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa; in silt on bottom of tidal swimming pool; 1999; 32,2 mm
Coll. Frank Nolf no. 01909 a

Canarium mutabile (Swainson, 1821); Kii Peninsula, Kansai Region, Honshu Island, Japan; 25,6 mm; Coll. Frank Nolf no. 01909 g

Canarium mutabile forma zebriolatus (Adam & Leloup, 1938); Bogo, N. Cebu Island, Philippines; on reef at low tide; 24,1 mm; Coll. Frank Nolf no. 05900

Canarium erythrinum (Dillwyn, 1817); Dahlak, Ethiopia; among madrepora, at 2 m; t: 26,5 mm, b: 26,0 mm; Coll. Frank Nolf no. 05897

Canarium erythrinum (Dillwyn, 1817); Safaga, West Coast Gulf of Suez, Egypt, Red Sea; on sand, dived at 0,5 m; 2/1997; 31,0 mm; Coll. Frank Nolf no. 05897 d

Canarium erythrinum (Dillwyn, 1817); Cuddalore, SE India; trawled by fishermen; 1998; 29,1 mm; Coll. Frank Nolf no. 05897 e

Canarium erythrinum (Dillwyn, 1817); off Cooktown, Queensland, Australia; 31,2 mm; Coll. Frank Nolf no. 05897 b

Canarium erythrinum (Dillwyn, 1817); Noumea, New Caledonia, Melanesia; in sand on reef; in 2 m; 6/1969; t: 41,1 mm, m: 27,6 mm, b: 30,4 mm
Coll. Frank Nolf no. 05897 a

Canarium rugosum (Sowerby, 1825); Vava'u, Pangaimoto, Tonga; on silty sand and gran, dived at 2 m; t: 29,0 mm, b: 23,0 mm; Coll. Frank Nolf no. 09288

Canarium fusiforme (Sowerby, 1842); Eilat, Gulf of Aqaba, Israel, Red Sea; in sand under stones, at 3 m; 35,0 mm; Coll. Frank Nolf no. 05896

Canarium fusiforme (Sowerby, 1842); Mogadishu, Banaadir Region, Somalia, Indian Ocean; trawled; 1991; 39,8 mm; Coll. Frank Nolf no. 05896 a

Canarium fusiforme (Sowerby, 1842); freak; Mogadishu, Banaadir Region, Somalia, Indian Ocean; trawled; 1991; 45,2 mm; Coll. Frank Nolf no. 05896a

Canarium wilsonorum (Abbott, 1967); F. Veloso, Nacala Bay, Nampula Province, Republic of Mozambique, Indian Ocean; on algae bottom, dived at 1,5 m; 1999; 29,9 mm
Coll. Frank Nolf no. 07562 a

Canarium wilsonorum (Abbott, 1967); La Reunion Island; 20 mm; Coll. Frank Nolf no. 07562

Dolomena variabilis athenius (Duclos, 1844); Porebadan, Papua New Guinea; t: 29,6 mm; b: 30,6 mm; Coll. Frank Nolf no. 09249 a

Tridentarius dentatus (Linnaeus, 1758); Arno Atoll, Marshall Islands; at 20 m; 48,7 mm; Coll. Frank Nolf no. 01905 a

Tridentarius dentatus (Linnaeus, 1758); Moongwi Reef, Zanzibar Archipelago, Tanzania, East Africa, Indian Ocean; 54,0 mm; Coll. Frank Nolf no. 01905

Terestrombus fragilis (Röding, 1798); Mamara Point, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands; on Brown seaweed, at 22 mm; t: 31,9 mm, b: 34,2 mm
Coll. Frank Nolf no. 06623

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