Australian Museum Malacology Collection

The Australian Museum Malacology collection is one of the world's largest of its kind, covering all groups of recent (up to 1.6 million year old) and tertiary (65-1.6 million year old) molluscs.

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Australian Museum Wentletraps 1 expedition

Wentletraps are small, very high-spired sea snails, noted for their intricately geometric shall architechture. They are sometimes called staircase sh…

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Australian Museum Land Snail Expedition - 2

A land snail is any of the numerous species of snail that live on land, as opposed to sea snails and freshwater snails. Land snails have a strong mus…

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Australian Museum Pheasant Shell Expedition - 2

Pheasant Shells are one of the most beautiful shells in southern Australia with smooth and shiny shells, an elongated turban shape with a long pointe…

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Australian Museum Slipper Snails Expedition

Slipper snails are common sea snails found on beaches protected by heavy surf. They live and breed in stacks, attaching themselves to rocks, pilings …

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Australian Museum Top Snails Expedition - 7

The Trochidae are a taxonomic family of very small to large sea snails. This family is commonly known as the "top snails", because in many sp…

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Australian Museum Freshwater Snail Expedition 2

Freshwater snails are gastropod molluscs which live in freshwater. There are many different families. They are found throughout the world in various …

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Australian Museum Dialids and Litiopids Expedition

Dialids and Litiopids are small families of tiny molluscs that live on seagrass, algae or coral rubble in sheltered and estuarine situations. Their s…

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Australian Museum Gastropod Expedition - 3

The class Gastropoda includes snails and slugs of all kinds and all sizes from microscopic to large. There are many thousands of species of sea snail…

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Australian Museum Gastropod Expedition - 4

The class Gastropoda includes snails and slugs of all kinds and all sizes from microscopic to large. There are many thousands of species of sea snail…

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Australian Museum Bivalve 22 Expedition

Bivalvia, commonly called the bivalves, is a taxonomic class of marine and freshwater molluscs that have a laterally compressed body enclosed by a sh…

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