National Geographic : 1949 Jul
0 National Geographic Society 43 hodachrome by Rutherford Platt Some of the Rarest Shells on Earth Are These from Florida Lion's Paw (7) is one of the world's finest and most showy. Exclusive to Florida is this Junonia (11). Most of these are in the collection of the late I)r. B. R . Bales of Circleville, Ohio. They are: (1) Chlamys mildredae; (2) Chlamyvs imbricatus; (3) Murex cabritii; (4) Tellina magna; (5) Terebra flamtinea; (6) Golden Panama, Oliva sayana citrina; (7) Lion's Paw, Chlamys nodosus; (8) Cones regius; (9) Cones sozoni; (10) Carrier Shell, Xenophora conchyliophora; (11) Scaphella junonia. Such treasures await the explorer along 700 miles of the west coast, curving from Pensacola southward by sandy beaches around the shores of Sanibel and the Ten Thousand Islands and through the mangrove swamps and white muddy edges of the Keys.