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Paul Merrill

  • Paul Merrill

from his collection

Euprotomus vomer (Röding, 1798); Okinawa Island, Okinawa Prefecture, Ryukyu Islands, Japan; 66 mm; Coll. Paul Merrill

Euprotomus aratrum (Röding, 1798); Racha Yai Island, southeastern coast of Phuket, Thailand, Andaman Sea; by divers; 2002; 80 mm; Coll. Paul Merrill

Euprotomus aurisdianae (Linnaeus, 1758); Philippines Islands; 77 mm; Coll. Paul Merril

Euprotomus bulla (Röding, 1798); Agat Bay, Guam Island, Mariana Islands, Micronesia, USA, North Pacific Ocean; 70-90 ft in rubble on a reef; 1985; 53 mm; Coll. Paul Merrill

Lentigo pipus (Röding, 1798); Agat Bay, Guam Island, Mariana Islands, Micronesia, USA, North Pacific Ocean; in sand & rubble, 70 feet; 49,0 mm; 1985; Coll. Paul Merrill

Margistrombus septimus (Duclos, 1844); Philippines Island; 60,5 mm; Coll. Paul Merrill

Barneystrombus boholensis (Mühlhäusser, 1981); Balicasag Island, Bohol Province, Central Visayas Region, Philippines; taken by divers; 62 mm; 3/2003; Coll. Paul Merrill

Mirabiblistrombus listeri (Gray, 1852); Indian Ocean, off shore, Thailand; 138 mm; Coll. Paul Merrill

Doxander campbellii (Griffith & Pidgeon, 1834); Western Australia; t: 51 mm, b: 65 mm; Coll. Paul Merrill

Doxander vittatus (Linnaeus, 1758); Nah Trang, Khánh Hòa Province, Vietnam; trawled by local fishermen; 10/2000; t: 85 mm, b: 83 mm; Coll. Paul Merrill

Dolomena pulchella (Reeve, 1851); Between Anae Island and Facpi Point, Guam Island, Mariana Islands, Micronesia, USA, North Pacific Ocean; 7/1985; in sand trenches, 75-80 ft; 24,0 mm; Coll. Paul Merrill

Dolomena pulchella (Reeve, 1851); Between Anae Island and Facpi Point, Guam Island, Mariana Islands, Micronesia, USA, North Pacific Ocean; 7/1985; in sand trenches, 75-80 ft; 20,1 mm; Coll. Paul Merrill

Dolomena pulchella (Reeve, 1851); Agat Bay, Guam Island, Mariana Islands, Micronesia, USA, North Pacific Ocean; 70-80 ft in silt on sand; 2/1985; 22 mm; Coll. Paul Merrill

Dolomena minima (Linnaeus, 1771); New Hebrides; 33,3 mm; Coll. Paul Merrill

Dolomena minima (Linnaeus, 1771); Rabaul, Papua New Guinea; low tide on the sand; both 22 mm; Coll. Paul Merrill

Dolomena variabilis (Swainson, 1820); Sattihip, Thailand; 15-20 ft in sand & rubble near coral heads; 46 mm; 1974; Coll. Paul Merrill

Dolomena sibbaldii (Sowerby II, 1842); off Chennai (formerly Madras), Tamil Nadu State, Coromandel Coast, Bay of Bengal, India; dredged in muddy sand bottom; t: 35 mm, b: 36 mm; Coll. Paul Merrill

Conomurex luhuanus (Linnaeus, 1758); Apra Harbor, Guam Island, Mariana Islands, Micronesia, USA, North Pacific Ocean; 10-15 ft on reef; 1985; 50,0 mm; Coll. Paul Merrill

Conomurex luhuanus (Linnaeus, 1758); Apra Harbor, Guam Island, Mariana Islands, Micronesia, USA, North Pacific Ocean; 10-15 ft on reef; 1985; 50,1 mm; Coll. Paul Merrill

Conomurex luhuanus (Linnaeus, 1758); Apra Harbor, Guam Island, Mariana Islands, Micronesia, USA, North Pacific Ocean; 10-15 ft on reef; Coll. Paul Merrill

  • t: 40 mm, freak, pink lip, 1980
  • m: 50,3 mm, pink lip, 1983
  • b: 56,2 mm, pink lip, 1985

Conomurex luhuanus (Linnaeus, 1758); Apra Harbor, Guam Island, Mariana Islands, Micronesia, USA, North Pacific Ocean; 10-15 ft on reef; 1985; Coll. Paul Merrill

  • t: 57 mm, pink lip
  • m: 53 mm, white lip
  • b: 53 mm, orange lip

Conomurex luhuanus (Linnaeus, 1758); Wreck Beach, Sattihi, Thailand; 15-25 ft in rubble on sand; 1975; t: 48,5 mm; m: 55,1 mm, b: 52,1 mm; Coll. Paul Merrill

Conomurex persicus (Swainson, 1821); Gulf of Iskenderun, Turkey, East Mediterranean Sea; taken on sand at 3m; t: 49,2 mm, b: 46,3 mm; 7/2001; Coll. Paul Merrill

Conomurex fasciatus (Born, 1778); Sharm el Naga, Hurghada, Red Sea Governorate, Egypt, Red Sea; low tide in 0,1m of water; 5/1988; t: 42,8 mm, b: 37,2 mm; Coll. Paul Merrill

Canarium ochroglottis (Abbott, 1960); Mont Choisy near Grand Baie, Mauritius Island; t: 22,3 mm, b: 23,5 mm; Coll. Paul Merrill

Canarium ochroglottis (Abbott, 1960); Pointe aux Pleureuses?, Mauritius Island; in sand & weeds; 29,5 mm; Coll. Paul Merrill

Canarium wilsonorum (Abbott, 1967); USO Beach, Piti Lagoon, Guam Island, Mariana Islands, Micronesia, USA, North Pacific Ocean; 5-20 ft on sand at night, scuba; 1979; 23,0 mm; shallow water form
Coll. Paul Merrill

Canarium wilsonorum (Abbott, 1967); Orote’ Cliffs near Barracuda Rock, Guam Island, Mariana Islands, Micronesia, USA, North Pacific Ocean; 60-90 ft in silt in sand trenches; 1985; 19,8 mm; Coll. Paul Merrill

Canarium wilsonorum (Abbott, 1967); Orote’ Cliffs near Barracuda Rock, Guam Island, Mariana Islands, Micronesia, USA, North Pacific Ocean; 60-90 feet in sand & silt on slope; 1985; 15,0 mm; deep water form
Coll. Paul Merrill

Canarium wilsonorum (Abbott, 1967); Orote’ Cliffs near Barracuda Rock, Guam Island, Mariana Islands, Micronesia, USA, North Pacific Ocean; 60-90 feet in sand & silt on slope; 1984; 15,0 mm; deep water form
Coll. Paul Merril

Canarium wilsonorum (Abbott, 1967); USO Beach, Piti Lagoon, Guam Island, Mariana Islands, Micronesia, USA, North Pacific Ocean; 5-20 ft on sand at night, scuba; 1978; 21 mm; Coll. Paul Merrill

Canarium wilsonorum (Abbott, 1967); Anae/Facpi, Guam Island, Mariana Islands, Micronesia, USA, North Pacific Ocean; 85 ft in silt on sand; 17,8 mm; 6/1985; Coll. Paul Merrill

Canarium mutabile (Swainson, 1821); Orote’ Cliffs near Barracuda Rock, Guam Island, Mariana Islands, Micronesia, USA, North Pacific Ocean; 60-90 ft. in silt & rubble in sand trenches; 1985; t: 26,5 mm, b: 24,5 mm; Coll. Paul Merrill

Canarium mutabile (Swainson, 1821); Orote’ Cliffs near Barracuda Rock, Guam Island, Mariana Islands, Micronesia, USA, North Pacific Ocean; 60-90 ft. in silt & rubble in sand trenches; 1985; 21,0 mm
Coll. Paul Merrill

Canarium cf. mutabile (Swainson, 1821); Piti Lagoon, Guam Island, Mariana Islands, Micronesia, USA, North Pacific Ocean; 5-15 ft in silt on sand at night; 28,2 mm; 1986; Coll. Paul Merrill

Canarium mutabile (Swainson, 1821); Western Australia; 1.r: 35.3 mm, 2.r: 40,5 mm, 3.r: 36,0 mm, 4.r: 27,5 mm; Coll. Paul Merrill

Canarium erythrinum (Dillwyn, 1817); Queensland State, north east Australia; Coll. Paul Merrill

  • 1.c: Swains Reef; big sandy reef, dredged in sand 3-5 m; 34,0 mm
  • 2.c: Swains Reef; big sandy reef, dredged in sand 3-5 m; 34,3 mm
  • 3.c: Swains Reef; big sandy reef, dredged in sand 3-5 m; 37,0 mm
  • 4.c: Lady Musgrave Island; on rubble at low tide; 44,5 mm

Canarium maculatum (Sowerby, 1842); South Tipalao, Guam Island, Mariana Islands, Micronesia, USA, North Pacific Ocean; 5-20 ft in silt & rubble in sand trenches; 1985
1.r: 21,2 mm, 2.r: 15,5 mm; 3.r: 14,7 mm, 4.r: 13,7 mm; Coll. Paul Merrill

  • Comment P. Merrill: "I collected a total of nine years on Guam Island, 1975-1980 & 1982-1986; I only found six Canarium maculatum"

Canarium microurceus Kira, 1959; Orote’ Cliffs near Barracuda Rock, Guam Island, Mariana Islands, Micronesia, USA, North Pacific Ocean; 60-80 ft in silt & rubble in sand trenches; 1984
1.r: 23,5 mm, 2.r: 22 mm, 3. r: 19,5 mm; Coll. Paul Merrill

Canarium cf. microurceus Kira, 1959; Orote Cliffs near Barracuda Rock, Guam Island, Mariana Islands, Micronesia, USA, North Pacific Ocean; 60-80 ft in silt & rubble in sand trenches; 1984; 16,9 mm; Coll. Paul Merrill

Canarium urceus (Linnaeus, 1758); Nha Trang, Khánh Hòa Province, Vietnam; 58 mm; Coll. Paul Merrill

Canarium urceus orrae (Linnaeus, 1758); Western Australia; t: 41 mm, b: 48 mm; Coll. Paul Merrill

Canarium haemastoma (Sowerby, 1842); Orote Cliffs near Barracuda Rock, Guam Island, Mariana Islands, Micronesia, USA, North Pacific Ocean; 60-90 ft in silt, in sand trenches; 1980; t: 18,3 mm, b: 18,7 mm
Coll. Paul Merrill

Paul Merrill about Gibberulus gibbosus from Guam Island:

  • Observation: There are three different color lips in Gibberulus gibbosus, (of 141 specimens) the common specimen has a white lip (84 specimens) with the purple lip next (48 specimens) and then the orange lip (9 specimens). There are several color patterns, most are the dark patterns of the purple lip shells. If the shell has a white or orange lip, the patterns are light colored.

Gibberulus gibbosus (Röding, 1798); Guam Island, Mariana Islands, Micronesia, USA, North Pacific Ocean; Coll. Paul Merrill

Gibberulus gibbosus (Röding, 1798); Apra Harbor, Guam Island, Mariana Islands, Micronesia, USA, North Pacific Ocean; 5-15 ft in silt & rubble on a reef at night; 1.r: 52,1 mm, 2.r: 36,8 mm, 3.r: 43 mm, 4.r: 47 mm; 1984; Coll. Paul Merrill

Gibberulus gibbosus (Röding, 1798); Apra Harbor, Guam Island, Mariana Islands, Micronesia, USA, North Pacific Ocean; 5-15 ft in silt & rubble on a reef at night; 1.r: 50,1 mm, 2.r: 44,8 mm, 3.r: 39 mm, 4.r: 47,3 mm, 5.r: 37,9 mm; 1984; Coll. Paul Merrill

Gibberulus gibbosus (Röding, 1798); Apra Harbor, Guam Island, Mariana Islands, Micronesia, USA, North Pacific Ocean; 5-15 ft in silt & rubble on a reef at night; 1.r: 46 mm, 2.r: 27,8 mm, 3. r: 31,2 mm, 4. r: 32 mm; 1984; Coll. Paul Merrill

Gibberulus gibbosus (Röding, 1798); Apra Harbor, Guam Island, Mariana Islands, Micronesia, USA, North Pacific Ocean; 5-15 ft in silt & rubble on a reef at night; 1.r: 39,5 mm, 2.r: 40 mm, 3. r: 41,7 mm, 4. r: 42,1 mm; 1984; Coll. Paul Merrill

Tridentarius dentatus (Linnaeus, 1758); Orote Cliffs near Barracuda Rock, Guam Island, Mariana Islands, Micronesia, USA, North Pacific Ocean; 60-80 ft, in sand trenches; 1985; 1.r: 33,1 mm, 2.r: 32,4 mm, 3.r: 35 mm, 4.r: 37 mm; Coll. Paul Merrill

Laevistrombus canarium (Linnaeus, 1758); India; t: 67,1 mm, b: 40 mm; Coll. Paul Merrill

Laevistrombus turturella (Röding, 1798); Sattihip, Thailand; 15 ft in sand & rubble; t: 64 mm, b: 62,5 mm; 1974; Coll. Paul Merrill

Laevistrombus turturella (Röding, 1798); Ubin Island (Pulau Ubin), Northeast of Singapore, Southeast Asia; taken on muddy sand during very low Tide; 60,5 mm; 9/2001; Coll. Paul Merrill

Tricornis tricornis (Lightfoot, 1786); Djibouti, Gulf of Aden, Arabian Sea; taken by local diver; 118 mm; 2002; Coll. Paul Merrill

Sinustrombus taurus (Reeve, 1857); Orote Cliffs near Barracuda Rock, Guam Island, Mariana Islands, Micronesia, USA, North Pacific Ocean; 95 ft in silt and rubble; 2/1984; 96 mm; Coll. Paul Merrill

Sinustrombus latissimus (Linnaeus, 1758); Olango Island, Cebu Province, Central Visayas Region, Philippines; taken by local fishermen 2m in sand; 182 mm; Coll. Paul Merrill

Sinustrombus sinuatus (Lightfoot, 1786); Apra Harbor, Guam Island, Mariana Islands, Micronesia, USA, North Pacific Ocean; inside Glass Breakwater, 30-50 ft on sand at night; 1984; 109 mm; Coll. Paul Merrill

Sinustrombus sinuatus (Lightfoot, 1786); Apra Harbor, Guam Island, Mariana Islands, Micronesia, USA, North Pacific Ocean; inside Glass Breakwater; Coll. Richard Salisbury

  • t: 3/1979; in sandy area near huge boulders, at night, 40 feet (12 meters); 110,0 mm
  • b: 1984; on sand, at night, 30-50 feet; 106,0; Ex-coll. Paul Merrill

Lambis crocata (Link, 1807); Agat Bay, Guam Island, Mariana Islands, Micronesia, USA, North Pacific Ocean; 90-100 ft in rubble; 140 mm; 1985; Coll. Paul Merrill

Lambis crocata (Link, 1807); Agat Bay, Guam Island, Mariana Islands, Micronesia, USA, North Pacific Ocean; 90-100 ft in rubble; 123 mm; 1985; Coll. Paul Merrill

Lambis crocata (Link, 1807); Tanzania; 145 mm; Coll. Paul Merrill

Lambis scorpius (Linnaeus, 1758); Agat Bay, Guam Island, Mariana Islands, Micronesia, USA, North Pacific Ocean; 70-90 ft in rubble on a reef; 157 mm; 1986; Coll. Paul Merrill

Lambis scorpius (Linnaeus, 1758); Agat Bay, Guam Island, Mariana Islands, Micronesia, USA, North Pacific Ocean; 70-90 ft in rubble on a reef; t: 135 mm, m: 150 mm, b: 125 mm; 1986; Coll. Paul Merrill

Lambis lambis (Linnaeus, 1758); Sattihip, Thailand; 10-15 ft in silt & rubble on sand; 193 mm; 1975; Coll. Paul Merrill

Lambis lambis (Linnaeus, 1758); Piti Lagoon, Guam Island, Mariana Islands, Micronesia, USA, North Pacific Ocean; 5-15 ft in silt & rubble on sand; 191 mm; 1984; Coll. Paul Merrill

Lambis lambis (Linnaeus, 1758); Piti Lagoon, Guam Island, Mariana Islands, Micronesia, USA, North Pacific Ocean; 5-15 ft in silt & rubble on sand; 190 mm; 1984; Coll. Paul Merrill

Lambis lambis (Linnaeus, 1758); Piti Lagoon, Guam Island, Mariana Islands, Micronesia, USA, North Pacific Ocean; 5-15 ft in silt & rubble on sand; 189 mm; 1986; Coll. Paul Merrill

Lambis lambis (Linnaeus, 1758); Piti Lagoon, Guam Island, Mariana Islands, Micronesia, USA, North Pacific Ocean; 5-15 ft in silt & rubble on sand; 120 mm; 1986; Coll. Paul Merrill

Lambis truncata sowerbyi (?); Piti Bomb Holes, Piti Lagoon, Guam Island, Mariana Islands, Micronesia, USA, North Pacific Ocean; 20-25 ft on sand, snorkeling; 339 mm; 1985; Coll. Paul Merrill

Harpago chiragra (Linnaeus, 1758); Agat Bay, Guam Island, Mariana Islands, Micronesia, USA, North Pacific Ocean; 70-80 ft, in silt & rubble on a reef; 252 mm; 1985; Coll. Paul Merrill

Harpago chiragra (Linnaeus, 1758); Agat Bay, Guam Island, Mariana Islands, Micronesia, USA, North Pacific Ocean; 70-80 ft, in silt & rubble on a reef; 213 mm; 1986; Coll. Paul Merrill

Harpago chiragra (Linnaeus, 1758); Agat Bay, Guam Island, Mariana Islands, Micronesia, USA, North Pacific Ocean; 70-80 ft, in silt & rubble on a reef; 114 mm; 1986; Coll. Paul Merrill

Harpago chiragra (Linnaeus, 1758); freak; Piti Bomb Holes, Piti Lagoon, Guam Island, Mariana Islands, Micronesia, USA, North Pacific Ocean; 20-25 ft in silt & rubble on sand; 180 mm; 11/1978; Coll. Paul Merrill

Ophioglossolambis digitata (Perry, 1811); Gulf of Aden; 20m by diver; 135 mm; Coll. Paul Merrill

Lobatus raninus (Gmelin, 1791); San Blas Island, East Panama; taken by scuba at 4-6m on sand; 50 mm; 7/1998; Coll. Paul Merrill

Lobatus gallus (Linnaeus, 1758); San Antonio, Puerto Rico Island, USA, northeastern Caribbean Sea; t: 133 mm, b: 102 mm; Coll. Paul Merrill

Persististrombus granulatus (Swainson, 1822); Cebaco Island, Gulf of Montijo, Veraguas Province, Panama; dredged in muddy sand at 60-80 feet deep; 48 mm; Coll. Paul Merrill

Persististrombus latus (Gmelin, 1791); São Tomé and Príncipe; taken by fishermen in nets; 95 mm; 2001; Coll. Paul Merrill

Rostellariella delicatula (Nevill, 1881); Arabian Sea; 77 mm; Coll. Paul Merrill

Rostellariella martinii (Marrat, 1877); Philippines Islands; 119 mm; Coll. Paul Merrill

Tibia fusus (Linnaeus, 1758); Philippines Islands; 222 mm; Coll. Paul Merrill

Tibia insulaechorab Röding, 1798; Djibouti, Gulf of Aden, Arabian Sea; 200 mm; Coll. Paul Merrill

Rimellopsis powisii (Petit de la Saussaye, 1840); Philippines Islands; 48 mm; Coll. Paul Merrill

Terebellum terebellum Linnaeus, 1758; Agat Bay, Guam Island, Mariana Islands, Micronesia, USA, North Pacific Ocean; 60-70 ft in silt on sand; 1986
1.r: 30,9 mm, 2.r: 31,9 mm, 3.r: 36,9 mm, 4.r: 29 mm; Coll. Paul Merrill

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