Cassis Rufa scientific name: Cypraecassis Rufa. This is a thick heavy shell with a low spire and large aperture ending with a small upturned siphonal canal. It is ornamented with three or more rows of blunt knobs, decreasing in size towards the anterior end, with smaller tubercles and pitted grooves between the rows. Above the siphonal canal distinct, widely spaced vertical riblets are bisected by a single spiral riblet. There are about 22 to 24 teeth along the outer lip. The body whorl and spire mottled with shades of red and brown; verticle riblets and spiral riblet whitish. Columellar folds white, dark brown between. The spire lacks varices. They are found across the Indo-Pacific region near coral reefs.
Surface measurement is used. This means from the shells is measured from the points of most distance by a cloth ruler; which includes the natural shell curvature.
One Cassis Rufa helmet shell 3 7/8 inches plus..... $9
One Cassis Rufa Helmet shell 4 7/8 inches plus...... $11
One Cassis Rufa Helmet shell 6 inches...... OUT OF STOCK
Cassia Cornuta Shell
Cassia Cornuta Shell sometimes called the Horned Helmet. It is a heavy shell with a large, thick parietal sheild, short spire and varices at right angles to each other..The shoulder has a row of large knobs with three spiral, humped ribs below. The surface covered with small pits.. It has a thick outer lip and large teeth grouped at middle. The columella has a few strong, wavy folds. Color is gray or white with brown bands behind outer lip. Orange on columella and on teeth or outer lip. Males are smaller with knobs like horns..They can be found across the Indo-Pacific near coral and sand.
One Cassis Cornuta Helmet shell 7 7/8 inches plus...... $19
One Cassis Cornuta Shell 9 inches...... OUT OF STOCK
Cassis Madagascar Shell
Cassis tessellata, common name : the West African helmet. Species of large sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Cassidae, the helmet snails and bonnet snails. They are found in the Caribbean Sea, the Atlantic Ocean and along Cape Verde and from Senegal to Angola.
One Cassis Madagascar shell 4 plus inches......OUT OF STOCK
One Cassis Madagascar shell 6 inches plus...... OUT OF STOCK