Smithsonian Handbooks are the most visually appealing guides on the natural world in the book marketplace. Featuring more than 500 full-color illustrations and photographs, along with detailed annotations, Smithsonian Handbooks make identification easy and accurate.
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A DORLING KlNDERSLEY BOOK INTRODUCTION
Editor Carole McGlynn How This Book Works
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aperture aperture Range aperture white bivalve brown bands brown blotches Buccinidae callus Cancellariidae Chiton color columella columella is smooth Conidae CoNOIDEA corneous operculum Creamy curved dark brown early whorls edge of outer encircled Fasciolariidae gastropod gastropod shell growth lines HABITAT Deep water HABITAT Intertidal Habitat Offshore HABITAT Sand offshore HABITAT Shallow water heavy shell high-spired shell hinge Indo-Pacific Occurrence INDO-PACIFIC Range inflated body whorl knobs large body whorl later whorls ligament Linnaeus Mediterranean mollusks Muricidae MURICOIDEA Family Muricidae muscle scar narrow nodules Occurrence 4444 operculum orange ornamented outer lip pale brown periostracum pink pointed apex Ran8e Ranellidae Range Tropical Indo-Pacific RanSe REMARK riblets shallow suture shape short spire shoulder siphonal canal slightly spines spiral bands spiral grooves spiral ribs spiral rows spire whorls straight streaks Strombidae Superfamily MURICOIDEA Family Superfamily ToNNOIDEA Family suture teeth thin ToNNOIDEA tubercles Tusk Shells umbilicus umbo umbones upper varices varix vertical ribs whitish yellowish