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Tonnidae Tonna Sulcosa

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1969
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Cymatiidae Cymatium Lotorium

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Cobourg Peninsula, Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1979
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Two Cypraeidae Cypraea Errones shells from Lee Point

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Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Cassididae Phalium Pyrum forma Ericanum

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New Zealand
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1955
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Strombidae Lambis Lambis (juvenile)

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Queensland, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1973
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Volutidae Cymbiolacca Pulchra

Volutidae Cymbiolacca Pulchra

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Queensland, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Volutidae Cymbiola Rutila

Volutidae Cymbiola Rutila

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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North Queensland, Queensland, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1965
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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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Fourteen Turbinidae Phasianella Australis shells

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 Cypraeidae Cypraea Pulicaria shells

Two Cypraeidae Cypraea Pulicaria shells

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Margaret River, Western Australia, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Cypraeidae Cypraea Carneola

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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North Queensland, Queensland, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1970
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Haliotidae Haliotis Iris

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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New Zealand
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Two Ellobiidae Ellobium Aurisjadae shells

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Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1969
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Cymatiidae Argobuccinum Vexillum

Cymatiidae Argobuccinum Vexillum

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Four Trochidae Trochus Architectonicus shells

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Broome, Western Australia, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1969
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Volutidae Relegamoria Molleri

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Queensland, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Cymatiidae Cymatiella Verrucosa

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1982
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Haliotidae Haliotis Roei

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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A pair of Mytilidae Modiolus Albicostatus

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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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Vasidae Tudicula Armigera (Uncommon)

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Townsville, Queensland, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Volutidae Mesericusa Sowerbyi

Volutidae Mesericusa Sowerbyi

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Eden, New South Wales, Australia
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1965
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Cassididae Phalium Glabratum subspecies Augasi

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Queensland, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Conidae Conus Pulicarius

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Philippines
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Haliotidae Haliotis Varia from Darwin

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Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1968
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Terebridae species

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Queensland, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Four Turbinidae Astraea Rotularia shells

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Broome, Western Australia, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1969
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Haliotidae Haliotis Ruber

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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

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Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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1968
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Two Turbinidae Ninella Torquata shells from Rottnest Island

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Western Australia, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1957
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Strombidae Strombus Variabilis

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North Queensland, Queensland, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Volutidae Aulica Flavicans

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Two Turbinidae Senectus Squamosus shells

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Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1967
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Cymatiidae Negyrina Delecta

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1981
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Four Cypraeidae Trivirostra Oryza shells

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Black Point, Coburg Peninsula, Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1970
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Two Conidae Conus Parvulus shells

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Haliotidae Haliotis Emmae

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1976
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Volutidae Ericusa Sericata

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Queensland, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Thaidinae Mancinella Tuberosa

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 Muricidae Hexaplex Stainforthii shells

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Eighty Mile Beach, Western Australia, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Terebridae Terebra Guttata

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Hawaii, United States of America
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1964
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Two Muricidae Chicoreus Brunneus shells

Two Muricidae Chicoreus Brunneus shells

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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Haliotidae Haliotis Roei

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Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Volutidae Aulica Flavicans

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1969
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Vasidae Vasum Turbinellum

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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North Queensland, Queensland, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Tonnidae Malea Pomum

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 Planorbis

Conidae Conus Planorbis

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Queensland, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1978
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Cymatiidae Lawpusia [sic] Pileare

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Stradbroke Island, Queensland, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Two Conidae Conus Vitulinus shells

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Cooktown, Queensland, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Conidae Conus Mustellinus

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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 Cypraeidae Cypraea Gracilis shells

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Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1968
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Muricidae Chicoreus Torrefactus

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Volutidae Ericusa Fulgetrum Punctisligata

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South Australia, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1965
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Haliotidae Haliotis Ovina from Turtle Island

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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1983
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Cypraeidae Cyraea Tigris

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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1983
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Volutidae Aulica Flavicans

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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Cassididae Phalium Thomsoni

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Eden, New South Wales, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1972
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Haliotidae Haliotis coccoradiata

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New South Wales, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1975
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Volutidae Cymbiola Deshayesi

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Bourail, New Caledonia, France
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Two Cypraeidae Cyraea Annulus shells

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Biak, Schouten Islands, Papua, Indonesia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Terebridae Terebra Dimidiata

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