In my last post I published some wall paintings of shells from the village of Sancti Petri. I then looked back at them and they all looked quite dark. I think that they look much darker on the blog site/FB than they do on my lap top.
Stramonita haemastoma, common name the red-mouthed rock shell or the Florida dog winkle,
So I have lightened them and am now republishing them because I think they deserve to be presented at their best.
Tonna galea, commonly known as the giant tun, is a species of marine gastropod mollusc.
Helix pomatia, common names the Roman snail, Burgundy snail, edible snail or escargot.
I like the texture of the surrounding wall, it helps to set them off.
Aporrhais pespelecani, common name the “pelican’s foot is a species of sea snail.
There are just five of them.
Osilinus lineatus Lined/Thick Top Shell;
Not able to find any reference to Bolina rugosa, although it looks like a Painted top shell to me.
Here is the final one.
Looks like a Murex shell to me but again can not find any reference to Bolinus Grand or Dolinus Grand.