Triviidae (Trivia family)

Top Row:

1. Trivia solandri

Cabo Tepoca, Sonora, Mexico

 

2. Trivia europa

Sangenjo, Spain (north of Portugal)

 

3. Trivia pacifica

Pedro Gonzales Island, Las Perlas Islands, Panama

September, 1976

 

4. Trivirostra oryza [syn. Trivia oryza]

Off Hooks Reef, Queensland, Australia

March, 1970

 

5. Triviella ovulata [syn. Trivia ovulata]

Jeffreys Bay, South Africa

 

Middle Row:

6. Trivia monacha [syn. Trivia acuminata]

Almería, Spain

 

7. Trivia pediculus

Espírito Santo, Brazil

January, 1976

 

8. Trivia sanguinea

Pedro Gonzales Island, Las Perlas, Panama

April, 1976

 

9. Trivia rubescens

Bandera Bay, Nayarit, Mexico

 

10. Trivirostra hordacea [syn. Trivia hordacea]

Chun's Reef, Oʻahu, USA

October, 1981 (beach collected)

 

Bottom Row:

11. Trivia californiana

Cabo Tecopa, Sonora, Mexico

 

12. Trivia merces

Browns Beach, South Australia

 

13. Trivirostra pellucidula [syn. Trivia pellucidula]

Koniya, Amami Islands (south of Japan)

 

14. Trivia quadripunctata

Marathon, Florida, USA

 

15. Trivia myrae

Manzanillo, West Mexico

 

NOTE: I have not collected live shells since the mid-1970's. I believe that the animal itself is much more valuable alive than destroyed for its shell. It is for this reason that I will now only collect beach/forest shells from deceased specimens.

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