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Marzo 18, 2020 08:41 AM AEDT

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wamoz

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Mayo 22, 2020 12:07 PM ACST

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Haven't found one of these for a while.

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fmoretzsohn

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Julio 1, 1970

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The Superb Gaza, Gaza superba (Dall, 1881), is a beautiful and now rare gastropod from the deep Gulf of Mexico. It has a transparent shell layer covering the iridescent layer. The shell in the photos was not polished but it is in unusual great condition. It occurs in deep water, from 47 to 1006 m.

It used to be brought up by shrimp boats in the 1960's and 1970's but in recent years it has been rarely collected because of the dearth of oceanographic expeditions collecting material in deepwater, and shrimp fishing operations have dwindled in the Gulf of Mexico.

There is some evidence that this species is actually common at depth and it may be a dominant species between 500-600 m (Hicks in Tunnell at el., 2010, p. 57). More information can be found on the same book, page 119.

The shell shown in the photo was collected by a research vessel in the 1970's off Texas, but collection data are not available.

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sophia78

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Junio 10, 2018 11:50 AM AEST

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anenomi

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Abril 16, 2019 08:54 PM HST

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mitchvandyke

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Marzo 1, 2019

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predomalpha

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Mayo 25, 1992 02:21 AM NZST

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mbsb

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Marzo 4, 2020 07:01 AM UTC

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david_dodemaide

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Noviembre 5, 2018 09:20 AM AEDT

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johneichler

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Enero 24, 2011 02:39 PM AEDT

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questagame

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Enero 24, 2019 10:26 PM AEDT

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Sighting and photos (c) greggo.
Field Notes - Walking along Norman Beach, this amazing shell washed up. This live Distaff Spindle Welk is the first i have seen in Victoria. We photographed it and carefully returned it to the sea.
We were richer fir having met it.

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ronigreer

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Mayo 14, 2017 09:34 PM AEST

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Amoria undulate - Wavy Volute trying to follow the out going tide.

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adrian2370

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Enero 24, 2020 12:34 PM AEDT

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janinas

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Julio 11, 2019 03:31 PM AEST

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A snail I haven’t seen here before. I’d needs confirmation.

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janinas

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Noviembre 5, 2019 09:06 AM AEST

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glen_whisson

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Junio 15, 2019 04:59 AM AWST

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small juvenile

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possumpete

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Febrero 21, 2019 10:33 AM AEDT

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Nice specimen still with semi fresh dead animal inside.

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davemmdave

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Mayo 1, 2006 04:00 PM ACST

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One of several found easily on clean coarse white sand near low rock reef ledge in littoral zone of a shore-based platform reef. Very rich colour is as seen in ambient light of sunlit shallows despite my using fill-in flash.(The deep blue colour is contributed by the periostracum of live animals so is quickly replaced by the drab brown shell upon death. This stunning Unique South endemic is thus not particularly popular with shell collectors)
Previously known as Laterus spiceri but neither that taxonomic name nor the header common name got a response from iNat ,so either my spelling is wrong or taxonomy's evolved.