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[Chad Wade Brome holding a horse conch shell : Sanibel Island, Florida ]
Photographed on March 15, 1948.
1 photoprint : b&w ; 3 x 3 in.
(Department of Commerce collection.)
The horse conch was designated by the 1969 Legislature as the State Shell. Its scientific name is Pleuroploca gigantea. Pleuroploca refers to the ribbed spiral shell, and gigantea means giant.
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