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Cymatiidae Cabestana Spengleri

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Queensland, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1972
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Two Turbinidae Turbo Petholatus shells

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Cobourg Peninsula, Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Two Strombidae Strombus Gibberulus shells

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North Queensland, Queensland, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1973
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Terebridae Terebra Maculata

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Biak, Schouten Islands, Papua, Indonesia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Fasciolariidae Saginafusus Pricei

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Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Volutidae Volutoconus Bednalli (Rare)

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Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Two Thaidinae Nassa Francolina shells

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North Queensland, Queensland, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1973
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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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Ellobiidae Volegalea Wardiana

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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Haliotidae Haliotis Asinina

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Goulburn Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1968
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Cassididae Phalium Semigranosum

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Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1975
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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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Conidae Conus Pulicarius

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Philippines
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Turbinidae Phasianella Ventricosa (multiple specimens)

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

Two Conidae Conus Magus shells

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1970
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Conidae Conus Vexillum

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North Queensland, Queensland, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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A pair of Mytilidae Modiolus Cottoni Shells

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Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Marginellidae Austroginella Muscaria

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Eden, New South Wales, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Fourteen Turbinidae Phasianella Australis shells

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Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Conidae Conus Quercinus

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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Volutidae Aulica Flavicans

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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Volutidae Cymbiola Vespertilio

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Biak, Schouten Islands, Papua, Indonesia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Haliotidae Haliotis Varia from Undine Reef

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Northern Queensland, Queensland, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1975
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Tonnidae Tonna Hawrakiensis

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North Island, New Zealand
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1961
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Conidae Conus Balteatus

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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Six Turritellidae Turritella Terebra shells

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Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1969
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Two Cypraeidae Cypraea Errones shells from Riddell's Beach

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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 Amoria Praetexta

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Broome, Western Australia, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1964
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Two Thaidinae Nassa Serta shells

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Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Conidae Conus Geographus

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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Conidae Conus Spectrum

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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North-west Western Australia, Western Australia, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1984
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Cymatiidae Charonia Rubicunda

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1967
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Three Strombidae Terebellum Terebellum shells

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North Queensland, Queensland, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1975
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Volutidae Amoria Guttata

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Townsville, Queensland, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Volutidae Melo Aethiopicus

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Biak, Schouten Islands, Papua, Indonesia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1969
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Thaidinae Thais Aperta

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Hawaii, United States of America
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Marginellidae Austroginella Muscaria

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Eden, New South Wales, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Cassididae Phalium Pyrum forma Niveum

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Haliotidae Haliotis Australis

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Waipu, North Island, New Zealand
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1964
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Trochidae Angaria Delphina from Grose Island

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Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1969
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Cypraeidae Cypraea Piperita

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Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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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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Terebridae Terebra Chlorata

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 Scalaris

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Western Australia, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1970
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Haliotidae Haliotis Varia from Broome

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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 Asinina from Thomas Bay

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Western Australia, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1984
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Muricidae Pterynotus Permaesta

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Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Three Muricidae Pterynotus Bednalli shells (rare)

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Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1971
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Two Turridae Lophiotoma Acuta shells

Two Turridae Lophiotoma Acuta shells

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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North Queensland, Queensland, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1976
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A pair of Mytilidae Modiolus Cottoni 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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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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Fasciolariidae Latirus Carpentariensis

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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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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A pair of Mytilidae Stavelia Horrida 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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Haliotidae Haliotis Ruber

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New South Wales, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1972
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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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Volutidae Cymbiola Nobilis

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Singapore
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Volutidae Aulica Flavicans (juvenile)

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1969
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Cypraeidae Cypraea Pyriformis

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Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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1968
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Four Turbinidae Subninella Undulata shells

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Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Australia
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