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Muricidae Pterynotus Acanthopterus

Muricidae Pterynotus Acanthopterus

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1968
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Volutidae Cymbiolacca Complexa

Volutidae Cymbiolacca Complexa

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Queensland, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Two Muricidae Hexaplex Stainforthii shells

Two Muricidae Hexaplex Stainforthii shells

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Eighty Mile Beach, Western Australia, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Volutidae Amoria Macandrewi

Volutidae Amoria Macandrewi

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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North Western Australia, Western Australia, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Four Turbinidae Senectus Squamosus shells

Four Turbinidae Senectus Squamosus shells

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Cobourg Peninsula, Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1969
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Volutidae Amoria Maculata

Volutidae Amoria Maculata

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Queensland, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1964
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Cancellariidae Sydaphera Undulata

Cancellariidae Sydaphera Undulata

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1979
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Volutidae Ericusa Papillosa (uncommon)

Volutidae Ericusa Papillosa (uncommon)

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Eden, New South Wales, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1960
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Haliotidae Haliotis Ruber

Haliotidae Haliotis Ruber

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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South Australia, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1964
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Eight Strombidae Strombus Ureceus Orrae shells

Eight Strombidae Strombus Ureceus Orrae shells

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Cobourg Peninsula, Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1968
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Two Struthiolariidae Struthiolaria Papulosa shells

Two Struthiolariidae Struthiolaria Papulosa shells

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Waipu, North Island, New Zealand
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Three Fasciolariidae Peristernia Incarnata shells (uncommon)

Three Fasciolariidae Peristernia Incarnata shells (uncommon)

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Broome, Western Australia, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1969
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Two Trochidae Trochus Maculatus shells

Two Trochidae Trochus Maculatus shells

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Cobourg Peninsula, Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1969
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Cypraeidae Cyraea  Arabica

Cypraeidae Cyraea Arabica

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Cobourg Peninsula, Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1969
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Conidae Conus Litteratus

Conidae Conus Litteratus

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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North Queensland, Queensland, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1975
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Syrinx Aruanus (Melongenidae) juvenile

Syrinx Aruanus (Melongenidae) juvenile

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Cobourg Peninsula, Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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NineteenJanthinidae Janthina Janthina shells

NineteenJanthinidae Janthina Janthina shells

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Moruya, New South Wales, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Cypraeidae Cypraea Reevei

Cypraeidae Cypraea Reevei

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Western Australia, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1977
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Conidae Conus Omaria

Conidae Conus Omaria

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Fiji
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Conidae Conus Catus (scarce)

Conidae Conus Catus (scarce)

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1970
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Thaidinae Thais Orbita

Thaidinae Thais Orbita

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Kurnell, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1984
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Cassididae Casmaria Ponderosa

Cassididae Casmaria Ponderosa

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Cobourg Peninsula, Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1971
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Turbinidae Turbo Pulcher

Turbinidae Turbo Pulcher

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Western Australia, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1977
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Volutidae Swanisoni Motutaraensis

Volutidae Swanisoni Motutaraensis

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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New Zealand
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Two Terebridae Terebra Felina shells

Two Terebridae Terebra Felina shells

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Two Terebridae Duplicaria Evoluta shells

Two Terebridae Duplicaria Evoluta shells

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Cymatiidae Cymatium Pfeitterianum (uncommon)

Cymatiidae Cymatium Pfeitterianum (uncommon)

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Maningrida, West Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Ten Mytilidae Perua Canaliculatus shells

Ten Mytilidae Perua Canaliculatus shells

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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North Island, New Zealand
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Two Muricidae Haustellum Macgillivrayi shells

Two Muricidae Haustellum Macgillivrayi shells

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Queensland, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1971
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Two Thaidinae Nassa Serta shells

Two Thaidinae Nassa Serta shells

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Conidae Conus Ebraeus

Conidae Conus Ebraeus

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Fiji
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1983
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Haliotidae Haliotis Varia from Vashon head

Haliotidae Haliotis Varia from Vashon head

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Cobourg Peninsula, Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1969
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Eight Conidae Conus Klemae shells (uncommon)

Eight Conidae Conus Klemae shells (uncommon)

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Two Conidae Conus Rattus shells

Two Conidae Conus Rattus shells

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1970
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Volutidae Amoria Tuneri

Volutidae Amoria Tuneri

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1970
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Cypraeidae Cypraea Histrio

Cypraeidae Cypraea Histrio

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Broome, Western Australia, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1960
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Four Janthinidae Janthina Exiqua shells

Four Janthinidae Janthina Exiqua shells

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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North Island, New Zealand
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Two Turbinidae Senectus Squamosus shells

Two Turbinidae Senectus Squamosus shells

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1967
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Strombidae Strombus Aratrum

Strombidae Strombus Aratrum

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Cobourg Peninsula, Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1969
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A pair of Mytilidae Modiolus albicostus

A pair of Mytilidae Modiolus albicostus

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Lower Murray River, South Australia, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1965
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Cymatiidae Cymatium Aquatile (scarce)

Cymatiidae Cymatium Aquatile (scarce)

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Fiji
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1983
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Cypraeidae Cypraea Caputserpentis

Cypraeidae Cypraea Caputserpentis

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Broome, Western Australia, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1969
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Melo Amphora (Volutidae)

Melo Amphora (Volutidae)

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1968
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Two Muricidae Murex sp. shells

Two Muricidae Murex sp. shells

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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North Island, New Zealand
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Haliotidae Haliotis Varia

Haliotidae Haliotis Varia

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1968
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Volutidae Alcithoe Hedleyi (rare)

Volutidae Alcithoe Hedleyi (rare)

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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New Zealand
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Cypraeidae Cypraea Erosa

Cypraeidae Cypraea Erosa

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1968
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Volutidae Ericusa Fulgetrum Dictua

Volutidae Ericusa Fulgetrum Dictua

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Kangaroo Valley, New South Wales, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Two Terebridae Hastula Strigilata shells with container

Two Terebridae Hastula Strigilata shells with container

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Cymatiidae Distoriso Anus

Cymatiidae Distoriso Anus

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Cymatiidae Austrosassia Parkinsoniana

Cymatiidae Austrosassia Parkinsoniana

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Victoria, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1985
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Fasciolariidae Latirus Smaragdulus

Fasciolariidae Latirus Smaragdulus

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Muricidae Homalocantha Secunda (rare)

Muricidae Homalocantha Secunda (rare)

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Cobourg Peninsula, Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1969
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Two Thaidinae Purpura Aperta shells

Two Thaidinae Purpura Aperta shells

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Hawaii, United States of America
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1980
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Two Conidae Conus Viola shells (uncommon)

Two Conidae Conus Viola shells (uncommon)

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Cobourg Peninsula, Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1968
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Conidae Conus Tessulatus

Conidae Conus Tessulatus

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Philippines
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Two Cypraeidae Cypraea Quadrimaculata shells (uncommon)

Two Cypraeidae Cypraea Quadrimaculata shells (uncommon)

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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North Western Australia, Western Australia, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1969
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Twelve Strombidae Strombus Campbelli shells

Twelve Strombidae Strombus Campbelli shells

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Cobourg Peninsula, Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1970
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Haliotidae Haliotis Varia from Grose Island

Haliotidae Haliotis Varia from Grose Island

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1968
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Two Cypraeidae Cypraea Mappa shells (uncommon)

Two Cypraeidae Cypraea Mappa shells (uncommon)

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1970
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