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 5/8 inches or more......$9.00
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 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 or more inches......OUT OF STOCK
One Spondylus Varian Oyster 6 6/8 or more 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 3 3/8 or more inches......$15
One Spiny Regious Oyster pair 4 3/8 or more 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 5/8 inches or more......$1.95
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 6/8 inches or more......$6
SPINY OYSTER PAIRS FROM ZAMBOANGA PHILIPPINES
Hammer Head Oyster with Spiny Oyster