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Posted: May 28 2011

 Astralium phoebium (Röding, 1798), Long-spined Star Shell

As of 4/19/19 WoRMS accepts this as Lithopoma phoebium

8/1/11, Tom Watters:  To my eye, the sculpture across the whorls is arranged in oblique ribs in latispina, but this doesn't seem to be the case for phoebium, where it is spiral. By these criteria, my specimen from Grenada (slide 8) may fit latispina better than phoebium.

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