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This website is mainly created to correctly identify the banned species of seashells by Government of India under the Wildlife Act 1972 by notification S.O.1197 (E) dt.5th Dec 2001 listed under Mollusca. 9 species are in Schedule 1 and 15 species are in Schedule 4. There are more than 300 species which are not banned that are legally traded within India also exported from India to other countries. This site will help to identify the species since there are some non-banned seashells somewhat similar to banned species. The domestic cat can not be called as tiger. Our aim is to clear the confusion that may arise in identification. The Fishermen, Craftsmen and Traders & General public should not be victims of wrong identification. The viewers having any doubts can contact us for clarification.