OYSTER SHELLS FROM AROUND THE WORLD INCLUDE HIGHLY POLISHED TO THE PACIFIC THORNY OYSTER AT DISCOUNT PRICING
Zigzag Oyster shells of the Tropical Indo-Pacific region
The Zigzag Oyster is also known as the Cock's Comb Oyster. Oysters are members of the bivalve(mollusk with a shell formed of two pieces)(mollusks are soft-bodied, legless animals that secrete a calcious shell).
Young oysters cement themselves to hard objects on the ocean floor. Many have spines that act as a defense against predators(animal that seeks and kills another animal for food).
The zigzag Oyster is called a true oyster. These are edible. This oyster has a solid thick, sharply ridged shell.
The Zigzag Oyster ranges from the western Indian Ocean to the Northeastern shores of Australia. It usually is found in patches of off-shore seaweed. They are fairly common with an average size of approximately 3 inches.
One Zigzag Oyster 3 7/8 to 5 3/8 inches......OUT OF STOCK
THE SELOY OYSTER SHELL IS FROM THE WESTERN PACIFIC
The Seloy Oyster is a smooth bodied bivalve <shell of two parts).
This oyster is popular with collectors.
The picture of the Seloy shows too much pink. Ninety nine percent of the Seloy's are various shades of purple and rarely pink. Even so, the shells are very colorful.
One Seloy Oyster 3 6/8 to 4 3/8 or more inches......OUT OF STOCK
SPONDYLUS VARIAN OYSTER IS A RARE SPECIMEN LARGEST OF ITS SPECIES. THE SPONDYLUS VARIAN OYSTER RANGES ACROSS THE INDO-PACIFIC REGION.
One Spondylus Varian Oyster 4 6/8 to 7 inches......OUT OF STOCK
One Spondylus Varian Oyster 7 to 7 3/8 inches.....OUT OF STOCK
SPINY REGIOUS OYSTER The Spiny Regious Oyster belongs to the Spondylus species. This class includes about 40 different oysters, all having spines and all located in tropical waters.
The Regious Oyster we offer is from the Indo-Pacific region, ranging from the Indian Ocean to across the Northern Australian coast.
The Regious Oyster delicate spines make them very popular with shell collectors
One Spiny Regious Oyster pair approximately 4 inches......$14
One Spiny Regious Oyster pair approximately 5 inches...... OUT OF STOCK
SPONDYLUS DUCALLIS OYSTER The Spondylus Ducallis Oyster is another of the 40 some spiny oysters. This Oyster is found in the Indo-Pacific region. All are tropical water dwellers and they like the other spiny oysters attach themselves to hard objects.
The Ducallis Oyster is also popular among shell collectors due to its color more than its spines.
One Spondylus Ducallis Oyster pair 2 7/8 to 4 inches ......$1.75
SPONDYLUS IMPERIALIS OYSTER
The Spondylus Imperialis Oyster is another spiny oyster found in the Indo-Pacific region. As with other oysters, it attaches itself to a hard surface.
The Imperialis, like the Ducallis Oyster is popular due to its color; pure white. Its pines are impressive but the overall appearance is the magnet to collectors.
One Spondylus Imperialis Oyster pair 2 7/8 to 4 inches......OUT OF STOCK
SPINY OYSTER PAIRS FROM ZAMBOANGA PHILIPPINES You will notice this thick shelled Spondylus Oyster has a pinkish white exterior and a creamy interior.
Spiny Oysters have been found in tropical seas as shallow as 1 foot to as deep as 150 feet.
One Spiny Oyster Pair 3 3/8 to 4 inches...... .95
BROWNLIP OYSTER Discription.Pteria Penguin - commonly known as the Penguin Wing Oyster or the Brownlip Oyster for its lustrous brown finish. This is one of the winged oysters. It is part of a large family of tropical dwelling oysters with a mother of pearl interior. These oysters are usually found attached to rocks near reefs. These oysters are bivalves but only one of the bivalve shell pairs is usable. The listing gives you the usable side. Most dwell in shallow water. They are common near the Solomon Islands in the Tropical Pacific. This is a very attractive oyster when polished.
Listing picture. Provides an excellent example of the color, shape and markings of the Bownlip Oyster.
One Brownlip Oyster Shell 2 7/8 to 4 inches...... $1.09
One Polished Brown Lip Oyster 3 7/8 to 5 inches ....... $2.10
One Brownlip Oyster Shell 5 7/8 to 8 inches........ $2.80
Blacklip Oyster Genus Pinctada Roding. Bivalve (mollusk that creates a upper and matching lower shell). Habitat is moderately deep salt water, in the central and eastern Pacific. The Blacklip Oyster is rather large heavy and it can grow to 8 inches long. The shell shape is oval with a short thick hinge line. Juvenile specimens are greenish brown with their surface covered with thin scales. The shell interior is very pearly and is commercially used. Valuable pearls have been found in these species. These are moderately common.
One Single shell of the Bivalve Blacklip Oyster shell polished 1 to 1 3/8 inches...... .75
One single shell of the bivalve Blacklip Polished Oyster shell 1 1/2 to 2 inches...... .89
One single shell of the bivalve Blacklip Polished Oyster shell 2 to 2 3/8 inches...... $1.25
One single shell of the bivalve Blacklip Polished Oyster shell 2 1/2 to 2 7/8 inches...... $1.95
One single shell of the bivalve Blacklip Polished Oyster shell 2 7/8 to 4 inches...... $3.15
One single shell of the bivalve Blacklip Polished Oyster shell 4 to 4 3/8 inches...... $6.95
One single shell of the bivalve Blacklip Polished Oyster shell 4 1/2 to 5 inches......OUT OF STOCK
Hammer Head Oyster with Spiny Oyster Hammer Head Oysters are elongated with undulating edges. They have no hinge teeth. They are found across the Indo-Pacific region anchoring to sand or muddy sand in shallow water. Hammer Heads are very brittle and pieces often break off in shipping. They are a unique species belonging to the Malleidae family. Hammer Heads are not uncommon and average about 6 inches.
One Hammer Head Oyster shell with Spiny oyster 5 7/8 to 7 inches ..... $2.80