The Cape Verde experience
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The Cape Verde Islands are a location associated with many endemic species and in 2003, our family was fortunate to spend a shell collecting and diving vacation on the Islands. Here are some pictures of the beach shells and some fine specimens that we found.


Strombus Cape Verde 1

Phyllonotus duplex

Strombus Latus

Thais Haemastoma

Turritella bicingulata
Strombus latus,
Santa Maria, CVI
Phyllonotus duplex,
Santiago, CVI
Strombus latus,
Sal, Santa Maria,CVI
Thais haemastoma,
Sal, Santa Maria, CVI
Turritella bicingulata,
Praia Beach, CVI

Purpura nodosa

Bursa corrugata

Ranella olearia

Charonia tritonis variegata

Turritella bicingulata
Purpura nodosa
Sal, Santa Maria
Bursa corrugata postulosa
Sal, Cape Verde
Ranella olearia
Sal, Cape Verde
Charonia tritonis variegata
Sal, Cape Verde
Turritella bicingulata
Santiago, Cape Verde
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This web page was last updated on 15 September 2003
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