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Cymatiidae Cymatium Aquatile (scarce)

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Fiji
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1983
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Cypraeidae Cypraea Pyriformis

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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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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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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Conidae Conus Glans

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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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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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Volutidae Aulicina Irvinae (uncommon)

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Fremantle, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Cassididae Casmaria Ponderosa

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1964
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Two Terebridae Terebra [Candida?] 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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Ficidae Ficus Subintermedia

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Western Australia, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1984
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Two Trochidae Chrysostoma Paradoxum shells

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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Struthiolariaiidae Struthiolaria Vermis

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Waipu, North Island, New Zealand
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Volutidae Amoria Guttata

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Townsville, Queensland, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Conidae Conus Leopardus

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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North Queensland, Queensland, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1973
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Conidae Conus Pulicarius

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Philippines
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Marginellidae Australis Australia

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Four Cypraeidae Cypraea Reticulifera shells

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Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Volutidae Melo Amphora (juvenile)

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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Cymatiidae Cymatium Lotorium

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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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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Four Turbinidae Senectus Squamosus shells

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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Four Potamididae Terebralia Palustris shells

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Cobourg Peninsula, Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1967
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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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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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Two Cypraeidae Cypraea Errones shells

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1971
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Cassididae Phalium Semigranosum

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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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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Two Conidae Conus Nussatella shells (uncommon)

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 Conidae Conus Vitulinus shells

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Cooktown, Queensland, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Thaidinae Drupa Morum

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North Queensland, Queensland, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Volutidae Vountoconus Grossi (Rare)

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Queensland, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Harpidae Harpa Amouretta

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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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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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Strombidae Lambis Lambis

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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North-west Australia, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1969
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Volutidae Aulicina Nivosa

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Western Australia, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Two Turbinidae Ninella Torquata shells from Rottnest Island

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Western Australia, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1957
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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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Conidae Conus Miles

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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North Queensland, Queensland, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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A form of Cassididae Phalium Pyrum

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Ulladulla, New South Wales, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1983
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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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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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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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Muricidae Murex Brevispina

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Townsville, Queensland, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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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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Cymatiidae Cymatium Pileare

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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10 or 11 Spirulidae Spirula Spirula shells

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Western Australia, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1971
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Cassis Cornuta (Cassidae)

Cassis Cornuta (Cassidae)

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1968
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Cypraeidae Cypraea Vitellus

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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Volutidae Ericusa Fulgetrum Punctisligata

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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South Australia, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1965
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Volutidae Amoria Canaliculata

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Queensland, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Two Strombidae Strombus Gibberulus shells

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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North Queensland, Queensland, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1973
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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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Fasciolariidae Saginafusus Pricei

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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A pair of 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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Vasidae Altivasum Flindersi

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Struthiolariaiidae Struthiolaria Papulosa

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Waipu, North Island, New Zealand
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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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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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Eight Conidae Conus Anemone 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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1972
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Haliotidae Haliotis Conicopora

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1965
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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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Marginellidae Austroginella Muscaria

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Eden, New South Wales, Australia
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