Shell Specimen: Annelids

“Shelling” is a fun for professional scientist and amateurs alike. A majority of the shells below are composed of the mineral aragonite CaCO3. Many of my modern or “recent” shells have fossil relatives in my Fossil Gallery. Below I have organized images and data of some of my sea shells.

There are many Phylum or biological classifications of worms. The Phylum Annelid includes earth worms, leeches, and the types of worms that make the tubes below. To see my fossil worms click here. To see my worm models a click here.

Kingdom: Animalia – Phylum: Annelids


Worm Tubes

Worm Tubes

Worm Tubes

Worm Tubes on Ark Clam Shell

Worm Tubes

Worm Tubes on Clam Shell

Data: Dance, S. Peter, Smithsonian Handbook: Shells, The photographic regognition guide to seashells of the world. A Dorling Kindersley Book.

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