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Addressing the open illegal trade in large marine mollusc shells in Pangandaran, Indonesia

Abstract

Trade in marine mollusc shells in Indonesia is strictly regulated for most of the smaller species and is largely prohibited for the larger species (Whitten et al., 1996). and international illegal trade exists in especially the seizure data give some indications of the magnitude of horned helmet Cassis cornuta shells, 1,300 of what are most likely prickly pen shells Pinna muricata, and 1,670 kg of tiger cowrie Cypraea tigris harbour of Jakarta on the island of Java (Tarmizi, 2015). Three years earlier, on 19 June 2012, two containers with 485 chambered nautilus Nautilus pompilius, 20,515 horned helmet, 204 Triton's trumpet Charonia tritonis and 768 false trumpet Syrinx aruanus shells, as well as 2,849 kg of noble volutes Cymbiola nobilis, second largest city, also on Java (Anonymous 2012).

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mnhn-03891386 , version 1 (30-01-2023)

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Vincent Nijman, Denise Spaan, Marie Sigaud, K Anne-Isola Nekaris. Addressing the open illegal trade in large marine mollusc shells in Pangandaran, Indonesia. Journal of Indonesian Natural History, 2016. ⟨mnhn-03891386⟩

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