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Limacina helicina

(Phipps, 1774)


David Fenwick Snr I'm also wondering if the species here is Limacina helicina, 2-3mm in size. Was found in shellsand at Gwithian Beach, Cornwall, last Sunday.

Julia Nunn no its not Limacina helicina I think - google limacina helicina shell image. I don't know what it is without a specimen - but in your area, Stella Turk of the Concholigical Society might be able to help

David Fenwick Snr Hi Julia thanks for your help; sadly I must add that Stella isn't very well at the moment so she'll not be able to help with this. On a good note Stella has allowed me to photograph her collection and I've added images to my website; there's about 400 mollusc species represented now. I'm begining to think the best thing I can do is get a checklist and work out the UK species I don't have and then google for images of them so I can recognise anything I don't currently have resources for. Given all the work I've just done and while Stella's collection is fresh in my mind I'm currently organising and adding to my own collection so it can be used as a local resource, so going through a lot of sand from various locations at the moment. Fascinating work, and you never know what you're going to find next. Porthcurno and Gwithian are fantastic locations for doing so.

Message posted on NE Atlantic Nudibranchs on 03 Jul 2012
Andrey Shpatak Japan sea. Rudnaya Bay. Limacina helicina. Size 2 sm. Nikon D800+Nikkor 60mm+wet lens Nexus. ISO 100 F13 1/320. May 2013

Giorgio Cavallaro (Y)

Message posted on UWphotographers on 18 May 2013
Andrey Shpatak Japan Sea. Rudnaya Bay. Limacina helicina. Size about 2 sm. Nikon D800+ Nikkor 60mm+wet lens Nexus. 1/320 F13 ISO100. May 2013

Message posted on Wetpixel Underwater Photography on 18 May 2013
David Fenwick Snr I'm also wondering if the species here is Limacina helicina, 2-3mm in size. Was found in shellsand at Gwithian Beach, Cornwall, last Sunday.

Julia Nunn no its not Limacina helicina I think - google limacina helicina shell image. I don't know what it is without a specimen - but in your area, Stella Turk of the Concholigical Society might be able to help

David Fenwick Snr Hi Julia thanks for your help; sadly I must add that Stella isn't very well at the moment so she'll not be able to help with this. On a good note Stella has allowed me to photograph her collection and I've added images to my website; there's about 400 mollusc species represented now. I'm begining to think the best thing I can do is get a checklist and work out the UK species I don't have and then google for images of them so I can recognise anything I don't currently have resources for. Given all the work I've just done and while Stella's collection is fresh in my mind I'm currently organising and adding to my own collection so it can be used as a local resource, so going through a lot of sand from various locations at the moment. Fascinating work, and you never know what you're going to find next. Porthcurno and Gwithian are fantastic locations for doing so.

Message posted on NE Atlantic Nudibranchs on 03 Jul 2012
Taxonomy
Animalia (Kingdom)
  Mollusca (Phylum)
    Gastropoda (Class)
      Heterobranchia (Subclass)
        Opisthobranchia (Infraclass)
          Thecosomata (Order)
            Euthecosomata (Suborder)
              Limacinoidea (Superfamily)
                Limacinidae (Family)
                  Limacina (Genus)
                    Limacina helicina (Species)
Associated Species