MITRIDAE (Mitres) and COSTELLARIIDAE (Vexillum)

 

Vexillum sanguisuga - 32.6mm, Gem, $8

Vexillum sanguisuga - 31mm, Gem, $10

Vexillum dennisoni - 32.6mm, Gem, $10

This is a large and interesting Family, tending to prefer warm tropical shallow water. They are sand dwellers and most species are relatively common.The shells come in a stunning array of colors from drab browns, blacks, greys to striking reds, oranges, yellows.They also come in an array of contrasting textures and patterns.

This is a very popular family with collectors because of the number of species to be collected, the diversity of shells within the Family and most species are relatively common and inexpensive. Approximately 450 species are known.

Mitra papalis - 119mm, Gem-, $20 sold

ANOTHER BEAUTY!!!

 

 

Mitra hilli - 122.2mm, F++ (minor Faults), $80 sold

BEAUT PATTERN & COLOR!!!

 

Mitra etc.
 

Mitra mitra - 133mm, F+++, Fiji. $10

BIG!!!

Mitra mitra - 97mm, F+++, Fiji. $3

Mitra mitra - 92mm, F+++, $8

DIFFERENT PATTERN FORM!!!

Mitra swainsoni - 118mm, F+++, Panama. $40 sold

BIG BEAUTY!!!

Mitra papalis - 110mm, F+++, Philippines. $10

BIG!!!

Mitra papalis - 141.5mm, Gem-, $30 sold

A BEAUTY!!!

Mitra incompta - 114.8mm, F+++, Philippines - $20 sold

BIG BEAUTY!!!

Mitra incompta - 102mm, F+++, Philippines. $15
Mitra incompta - 114mm, F++, Philippines. $10
Mitra incompta - 118.5mm, F++, Philippines. $20
Cancilla isabella - 79mm, F+++, China. $30

Mitra stictica - 62.5mm, F+++, Fiji. $8

Mitra morchii - 83.5mm, Gem-, Philippines, uncommon/rare species. Nice big specimen, great quality. $35 sold
Mitra carbonaria - 61.8mm, F++, South Australia. $10 sold

Mitra carbonaria - 57mm, F++, South Australia. $7 sold

Mitra zonata - 56mm, F+++, Portugal. $30
Mitra fissurata - 51.5mm, F+++, Mozambique. $25
Cancilla isabella - 55.5mm, F+++, Vietnam. $15 sold

Neocancilla maculosa - 54mm, F++, Philippines. $15

VERY BIG!!!

Mitra cardinalis - 61mm, F+++, New Guinea. $8
Mitra cardinalis - 56.6mm, F+++, New Guinea. $6

Mitra cardinalis - 61.4mm, F+++, Philippines. $20

UNUSUAL FORM!!!

Mitra solida - 53mm, F+++, Queensland. $40

RECORD SIZE?

Ziba interlirata - 50mm, F+++, Vietnam. $15
Mitra ambigua - 47mm, F+++, Tanzania. $15

Mitra imperialis - 56.6mm, F+++, New Guinea. $10

Domiporta granatina - 55.9mm, Gem-, Vietnam. $12

BIG!!!

Nebularia rosacea - 38.7mm, F+++, Philippines. $15
Domiporta gloriola - 43mm, F+++, Philippines. $12
Mitra eremitarum - 41.8mm, F+++, New Guinea. $6
Domiporta granatina - 46.5mm, Gem-, Nw Guinea. $5
Scabricola variegata - 43mm, Gem-. $15 old
Mitra idae - 43mm, F+++, California. $6

Mitra variabilis - 42mm, F+++, North Queensland. $15

BEAUT SPECIMEN!!!

Mitra variabilis - 38mm, F+++, North Queensland. $8
Mitra variabilis - 36.6mm, F+++, North Queensland. $8
Pterygia nucea - 43mm, F+++, Fiji. $12

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