The scientific side of shells is a very important one. All collectors in any field will come into contact with taxonomy. Maybe not in the sense of writing a paper, but in the sens of name changes in any given group or shell family. These changes are annoying for collectors, but can be very usefull when you want to understand the relation between species or families of shells. Thanks to the DNA research done in recent times, we've seen a lot of these changes: Trochidae is split into Trochidae, Tegulidae and Calliostomatidae. Patellidae is split into several families that aren't even part of the same superfamily anymore and so much more.
This isn't any different in my favorite family: Strombidae. Many errors in old litterature are exposed, many species are being discribed and genera are getting split. It's a great time to be a amateur conchologist!
With this page, I want to educate you, our customers, in the world of Strombidae. Here I will upload powerpoint presentations showing all differences in Strombidae in 4 parts: Part 1 + 2: All genera in Strombidae; Part 3: Hybrids; Part 4: New taxa since part 1 + 2.
Strombidae - Part 1 (English Version coming 2021)
Strombus, Conomurex, Dominus, Amabiliplicatus, Ministrombus, Doxander, Euprotomus, Lambis, Ophioglossolambis and Harpago.