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 to 4 inches ......$1.35


  • D1-6

  • One Marlin Spike 5 to 7 inches......$1.99


  • D2-6

  • One Marlin Spike shell 7 to 8 inches ......$3.25


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