by Paul Monfils & David Touitou

 

You may find some help on our forum, in the "Shells identification Help" sub-forum.
The subscription is fast and free. Collectors will help you identifying your shells.

The first step of identifying a shell is clearly the determination of the family to which the shell belongs to. Then you will be able to browse the family in order to discover its Genus name and then the Species name. This page will help you to succed in the first step : identifying the shell's Family.

 I would like to thank Mr. Paul Monfils who helped me so much in creating this page, by providing us the many great quality pictures and family identification help you will find on this page.

 

 

Molluscs -------------> Caudofoveata
            -------------> Solenogastres
            -------------> Placophora (Polyplacophora)
            -------------> Galeroconcha (Monoplacophora)
            -------------> Cephalopoda
            -------------> Bivalvia
            -------------> Scaphopoda
            -------------> Gasteropoda

 

  

CLICK ON THE FAMILY NAME TO ENLARGE PICTURE

 

Gasteropoda (Alphabetical Order)

 

Acmaeidae Acteonidae Addisoniidae
Amathinidae Amphibolidae Angariidae
Aplysiidae Aporrhaiidae Architectonicidae

 

Buccinidae Bullidae Bullinidae
Bursidae        

 

Calyptraeidae Columbariidae Cancellariidae
Capulidae Cassidae Ceriithidae
Columbariidae Conidae Coralliophilidae
Costellariidae Cypraeidae Campanilidae

 

Ellobiidae Epitoniidae Eulimidae

 

Fasciolariidae Ficidae Fissurellidae

 

Haliotidae Haminoeidae Harpidae
Hydatinidae Hipponicidae    

 

Janthinidae        

 

Littorinidae Lottiidae    

 

Marginellidae Mitridae Muricidae 01
Muricidae 02 Melongenidae Modulidae

 

Nassariidae Naticidae Neritidae
Neritopsidae        

 

Olividae Ovulidae    

 

Philinidae Pleurotomariidae Pyramidellidae
Patellidae Personidae Phasianellidae
Planaxidae Potamididae    

 

Ranellidae Ringiculidae Rissoidae

 

Siphonariidae Stomatellidae Scaphandridae
Strombidae 1 Strombidae 2 Siliquariidae
Struthiolariidae        
Terebridae Tonnidae Triviidae
Turridae Turritellidae Trichotropidae
Turbinellidae Turbinidae Trochidae
Thiaridae        

 

Umbraculidae        

 

Volutidae Vermetidae Vanikoridae

 

Xenophoridae