Can anyone tell me what kind of snail this is?

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    carpediem420

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    I found a few of these about 20 feet from the shore in destin floridas ocean bed. I was catching molley miller blennies at the jetties and caught some of these guys too in the sand. i put them in my tank ( I know not the brightest move) to move the sand around seeing as how they are diggers. Any clues as to what they are? heres some pics in my gallery!
     
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    In this picture...

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    They kind of look like queen conchs, the heads but not the shells. Can you take a better picture close up?

    Thanks.
     
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    The shell looks like some kind of conch but it is hard to tell for sure.
     
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    i got 2 more pictures of him, these are fairly clear, his shells about 3 inches long
     
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    the new pictures where you can actually see the snail are in my photo gallery because i cant link it to this thread
     
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    it's an olive snail
     
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    Cool glad you found out what kind it was. Have you read whether it is a good or bad snail?
     
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    Yup its an olive snail, one source says they're peaceful and feed on detritus and planktonic life.
     
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