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23 New Species Added to Eastern Seaboard Identification Guide

Updated: May 28

By: Chandler Olson

During Thanksgiving break, we took the long trip back to Pennsylvania to spend the holiday with my family. While there, Emma and I were able to steal away to Philadelphia for a day to visit the malacology collection at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia. While there we worked primarily on an exciting new project that I'll be announcing soon. However, I also had a little time to grab pictures of some specimens for the East Coast Seashell Identification Guides! This includes 23 new species bring the guides total to 467 species!

The new species included in the guide are listed here:

Neverita delessertiana

Stramonita floridana

Stramonita canaliculata

Aporrhais occidentalis

Lacuna vincta

Bittolium alternatum

Murexiella levicula

Dermomurex pauperculus

Favartia alveata

Donax variabilis

Littoraria irrorata

Distorio clathrata

Siphonaria alternata

Turbo cailletii

Echinolittorina jamaicensis

Polimices lacteus

Hysteroconcha dione

Callipta eucymata

Glycymeris undata

Glycymeris decussata

Calliostoma bairdii

Calliostoma psyche

Spirula spirula

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