Saturday, September 16, 2023

Prunum apicinum Gastropod Shell


This shell appears to be a Common Atlantic Marginella gastropod shell or Prunum apicinum (Menke, 1828). It was found by a 17 year old Lucien Pearson Beckner in 1889 at Naples, Florida, USA. Mr. Beckner was a mentor to Professor James Conkin (1924-2017) and his natural history collection was left to him upon his death.