This site dedicated to marine shells (Normal and Nigerostrates cowries, and various conidaes) as well as to other related subjects from New Caledonia.

Its opening with the Microsoft Internet Explorer browser remains however highly recommended, not to say preferential, because it seems that this tool is currently the only one to offer an automatic, systematic and satisfactory refresh, during each new viewing, which allows immediate access to occasional updates, sometimes very frequent, even daily.

For this simple fact, I advise visitors who still use another browser (Mozilla Firefox, among others!) to check each time they open this site that it is indeed the latest version available.

The recommended resolution for viewing remains 1920X1080 with a 16/9 screen.

This site does not pretend to tackle all the subjects, nor to provide all the answers, even less to have some vocation, even aspiration, scientific.

The English translations may seem quite simplistic at times, having been fully established (With the help of Automatic Translation Tools in Microsoft Excel Software and / or Google-Translation) by its Author and designer, who is far from being a specialist in this foreign language, and who therefore asks you to be indulgent for that.

In addition, the content of this site is not yet entirely exhaustive, and is intended to be regularly supplemented as and when appropriate new events are recovered and / or relating to its objectives (photos, documents, ideas, discussions, and / or other opportunities, etc.).


The Webmaster is looking for Nigerostrate Porcelains and could be interested in all those you would like to offer him via the contact form.


It is strictly forbidden to copy, publish, resell, use outside the family circle or publicly, and / or others, all or parts, content, texts, photos, and / or pages of this Site, to add in sub- main, some page from another site, advertising, or even third party reference, whatsoever, without the written authorization of its author, because it is protected by copyright .
Those who are guilty and / or responsible for any illegal activity and / or violation of these rules will quickly be liable to prosecution. It is strongly recommended to read the page: F.A.Q. to avoid any ambiguity.


As stated above, this site is "rudimentary", empirically developed by myself , very often with difficulty, self-didactically, and could certainly "be greatly improved" by a "professional", because personally, I am ONLY neophyte. But don't despair ...

I intend, sooner or later, to create best one, much more "finished", using another software less demanding and easier to access for all , but above all whose options will be fully compatible with the server-host of my country

This photo gallery is based on Piwigo.

Piwigo is photo gallery software for the web, built by an active community of users and developers. Extensions make Piwigo easily customisable. And, for icing on the cake, Piwigo is free and opensource.

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