FINE QUALITY MARLIN SPIKE SHELLS

Marlin Spike Shells

    Marlin Spike



  • b>Marlin Spike is an auger shell belonging to the family Terebridae; species Terebra Maculata. They are heavy, glossy with a broad body whorl(complete turn of the shells imaginary axis). Young shells have weak vertical ridges; while older species become smooth. There color is cream with interrupted spiral bands of brown. The shell has been used as a boring instrument by coastal tribes. Marlin Spikes are found in shallow water, across the Indo-Pacific tropics from the Indian Ocean east to just south of the Japanese Sea to the northern Australian/New Zealand shores.



  • D0-6

  • One Marlin Spike shell 3 plus inches......$1.59


  • D1-6

  • One Marlin Spike 5 plus inches......$2.25



  • D2-6


  • One Marlin Spike shell 6 inches plus ......$3.59



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