MURICIDAE & MURICINAE

(Murex, Rock Shells, Trophon etc.)

Pterynotus loebbeckei

A fascinating, large and diverse Family often characterised by delicate spines, horns, frilly wings and long tails.They vary in size from the small and insignificant rock shells(12mm) to the large horny Chicoreus ramosus (300mm). They live in tropical and sub tropical oceans from the intertidal zone, living on mangrove roots and rocks, to the ocean depths (200mts) and comprise approximately 700 species. This family makes a stunning display in any collection.

 

 

STUNNING SPECIMENS!!!

Ceratostoma burnetti - 72.8mm, F++, Korea, $60

Ceratostoma burnetti - 65.2mm, F++, $60

Ceratostoma foliatum - 67mm, F+++, USA, $50

Ceratostoma foliatum - 66.6mm, F+++, $50 sold

Pteropurpura trialata w/o - 44mm, F+++, USA, $25

Pteropurpura trialata w/o - 72mm, F+++, $35

Homalocantha oxycantha - 50.5mm, F+++, Brazil, $50

BEAUTIFUL SPECIMENS!!

Homalocantha oxycantha - 50mm, F+++, $50

BEAUTIFUL SPECIMENS!!

Chicoreus pamarosae - 83.6mm, F++, $25 sold

Chicoreus pamarosae - 97mm, F+++, Sri Lanka, $35

BIG BEAUTY!!!

Chicoreus pamarosae - 75mm, F+++, $15

Chicoreus saulii - 81.5mm, F++, Philippines, $15

Chicoreus saulii - 77mm, F++, $15

Chicoreus rosarius - 91mm, F++, Philippines, $25

Chicoreus rosarius - 84mm, F++, $20

Chicoreus spectrum w/o - 87.5mm, F+++, Brazil, $50

Chicoreus spectrum w/o - 87mm, F+++, $50

 

Chicoreus spectrum - 97.2mm, F+++, Brazil, $45 sold

SUPERB SPECIMEN!!!

 

Bolinus cornutus - 115mm, F++, Senegal, $30

AMAZING SPECIES!!!

Naquetia annandalei w/o - 82mm, F+++, $60

JUST ARRIVED, BEAUTIES!!!

HARD TO GET NOW!!!

Naquetia annandalei w/o - 82mm, F+++, Philippines, $60 sold

 

 

Naquetia annandalei w/o - 89mm, F+++, $80

SPECIAL!!!

 

Chicoreus tenuivaricosus w/o - 76mm, F++, $35

Chicoreus tenuivaricosus w/o - 80mm, F++, Brazil, $20

Chicoreus tenuivaricosus w/o - 69mm, F++, $30

Chicoreus formosus w/o - 87mm, F+++, $90

Chicoreus formosus w/o - 83mm, F+++, $70

Chicoreus formosus w/o - 84mm, F+++,Brazil, $40

 

Chicoreus ramosus - 220mm, F+++, New Guinea. $40

BIG SIZE, EXCELLENT QUALITY!!!

Siratus alabaster - 159mm, F++, Philippines. $30

VERY SHOWY SPECIES!!!

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