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** Conus textile variation from Polynesia & New Caledonia - Published : Feb 16, 2005

In French Polynesia, we have two variations of Conus textile Linné, 1758. The first one which I called "classic variation" represent the usual form of Conus textile which is common to many Pacific & Indian Oceans places. Of course they may vary like any genus though. By the way, in the Tuamotu Atolls, we have a local forma/variation wich is ver

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** Conus legatus & Conus pertusus from Tahiti - Published : Aug 25, 2004

Conus legatus, Iindo-Pacific specie, is a really collector's appreciated coneshell. Maybe for it's pretty pink color. I personally love this specie. It is a rare coneshell. Here, in Tahiti, it can be found outside the reef or in the lagoon under small dead corals plates. It's habitat seems to start around 12 meters, however they have been found in only one meter of water, near the edge of the reef. So it is often found while scuba. It only hunts at night. It is not hard to find it during daytime, because it rarely burrows (like C. canonicus for example). You just have to flip small & medium dead coral fragments.

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** Conus lividus and its related cone shells : help to identify them - Published : Jul 14, 2004

An incredible mess... but with time, all those will be correctly identified. This article is mainly dedicated to cone shells beginners and to amateur who never paid a real attention to those common shells. When you start diving to collect your own shells from the Indo-Pacific Ocean, you will often begin by finding common species, and in many cases, you'll probably pick up Conus lividus, Conus frigidus, Conus sanguinolentus, Conus flavidus and maybe Conus muriculatus/sugillatus, Conus moreleti, Conus glans.

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** Notes On Diving At Nuku Hiva Island, Marquesas And Moorea Island - Published : Jun 16, 2004

This was my first visit to the tropical islands of French Polynesia and I really looked forward to the trip. My traveling companions were Wayne Harland and Gene Everson. They are well-known collectors and shell experts with lots of experience in traveling to exotic locations. Gene made the arrangements for the boat, transportation and the other details. Finally October 25th arrived, and I was on my way. My flight to Los Angles to meet up with the famous duo was comfortable and uneventful. Wayne found me at the A.O.M. French Airlines counter in Los Angeles trying to find out if my luggage from the Delta flight had

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** Live Cypraea niger from New-Caledonia and their camouflage - Published : Apr 13, 2004

Seeing a niger cowrie is rather easy because the intense glossy black contrasts with the surrounding colors.But it's very difficult to find C. Stolida whose pale yellow mantle blends with its natural habitat.It's necessary to have well-trained eyes, especially for this one..

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