Pink Murex Shells
Pink Throat Murex. Hexaplex Erythrosquamous; Family Muricidae or Rock Shells; Genus Murex. Range: Guaymas to Peru. Habitat: Moderately shallow water. The Pink Throat Murex is not rare but highly sought by collectors. Found species size is between 3 to 6 inches The shell surface has a number of spiny vertical folds, ridges and a very fine encircling lines. The aperture is large and round; outer lip thickened at its edge and armed with hollow folded spines. As the shell grows another varix is added. There is a columellar callus reflected over the body whorl. The canal is broad, closed and bends backwards. The shell's color is white, some are pinkish white and the polished aperture (opening to the shell) has a pinkish tint. This species was once called the Murex Bicolor species.
One Pink Throat Murex Shell 1 6/8 or more inches...... $1.35
Black Murex Shell
Pacific Ramosus Murex
The Pacific Ramosus; Family: Muricidae; species: Chicoreus Ramosus; Genus: Murex (Rock Shells). Range. Indo-Pacific from the Indian Ocean east across the northern shores of Australia/New Zealand and north along the China Sea to just south of the Japanese Sea. The Ramosus (sometimes called the Branch Murex)is a common shell but popular among crafters and shell collectors. It prefers coral reef areas, where as a carnivore (meat eater) feeds on other shell creatures. The Ramosus is a heavy shell has a low spire and inflated body. It has 3 varices that may have one or two knobby vertical ribs. Each varices and the siphonal canal have short , frilled spines. Fine spiral ridges cover all whorls (one complete turn around the shell body). The outer lip has sawtooth edge and toward its lower end a more distinct tooth. The columella is smooth. The shell color is white with brown ridges and blotches. The columella (central pillar of the gastropod visible within the aperture (front opening of the shell) is pink.
One Pacific Ramosus Murex 2 6/8 or more inches...... .99
One Pacific Ramosus Murex 3 6/8 or more inches......$2.35
One Pacific Ramosus Murex 4 6/8 or more inches......$5.75
One Pacific Ramosus Murex 5 6/8 or more inches......$7.25
One Pacific Ramosus Murex shell 6 6/8 or more inches...... $8.75
One Pacific Ramosus Murex shell 7 6/8 or more inches.....$13
One Pacific Ramosus Murex shell 8 6/8 or more inches.....$24
One Pacific Ramosus Murex shell 9 6/8 inches or more...... $35
Family: Muricidae; Species: Chicoreus Palmarosae; some times called the Rose Branch Murex. It is a solid tall spired shell with coarse composition. The shell body (whorl) is ovate with a long broad siphonal canal and a well impressed suture. Each whorl has three varices curving down the body's length. Fine spiral ridges cover the shell, with a few rounded knobs between the varices. These murex shells are found from the Indian Ocean to the Philippines off shore. They are not considered rare but not commonly found. Their color is yellowish with brown ridges the fronds are sometimes violet or pink. The aperture is white.
Indivia Murex is a shallow water species found in shallow water across the Indo-Pacific region. The area includes the Indian Ocean east to the Northern Australian/New Zealand shores. These are commonly found shells. They are ovate covered with purplish/black short spines.
One Indivia Murex shells 7/8 or more inches...... .17
The Murex Turnispina is a spine covered shell. It is club shaped with an acutely pointed apex with rounded whorls. The suture is deeply impressed and it has a long, straight siphonal canal. The color is grayish white. The species ranges across the Indo-Pacific, from the Indian Ocean east to the northern shores of Australia/New Zealand in shallow water. The shell is considered common.
One Apple Murex shell 1 6/8 or more inches...... .19
Vasum Murex Shell
Murex Negros Genus: Murex; Class: Gastropod (mollusk that creates a single shell); Family: Muricidae; Scientific name: Nigrispinosus; common name: Black-spined Murex. These shells are found in the Indo-Pacific region. This stretches across the Indian Ocean to the northern shores of Australia. They have been found in waters 44 feet deep. There name comes from a Philippine Island. As other Murex shells the Negros is carnivorous and prefers tropical waters near coral reefs. They are known primarily for their decorative long spines and siphonal canal.
Lace Murex Shell
Lace Murex scientific name: Chioreus Florifer Dilectus; Belongs to the Murex Family; sometimes commonly called the Florida Lace Murex. This is an elongately ovate, with an elevated, conical spire. The whorls each have 3 varices bearing long, scaly hollowed spines. It has a low knob between varices and sometimes has 1-2 smaller axial ribs and fine, irregular spiral cords. The aperture is nearly round and its canal long, narrowly open with 4 open, leafy spines on one side and a broad flattened flange on the other. The Operculum is stout and circular. The Lace Murex prefers coral reefs, rubble, in sandy or muddy areas. The species is most commonly found in intertidal to shallows just off the beach. Its range is from North Carolina south to southern Florida and west to Panama along its Caribbean coast. It is the most common Florida Murex. It feeds on many species of bivalves, by boring a hole in the shell to feed on its occupant It is closely related to the West Indian Lace Murex.
One Lace Murex 1 6/8 or more inches....... .24
Virqenues Murex Shell
Indivia Albino (Long Spine) Murex Shell
MUREX ALABASTERS SHELLS
The Murex Alabaster is coveted for its spines and frills. This is easily seen in the listing picture.
This shell is found in the Indo-Pacific region; ranging from the Indian Ocean to the Northern Australian shores.
One Murex Alabaster shell 3 6/8 or more inches......$17
One Murex Miyokoae shell 7/8 or more inches.......$45
One Murex Saulii shell 1 6/8 or more inches......OUT OF STOCK