Murex Venus Comb Seashell

SIZE: 110-140mm (Range)

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SKU: BC8003 Category:

Description

All of our Seashells are 100% Genuine, from sustainable and ethical sources,  with a Certificate of Authenticity

Name: Murex pecten
Classification: Lightfoot
Location: Indo-Pacific Oceans

Stunningly intricate, pure white specimen shells, specially selected from approved sources for interior decoration, window dressing and photographic work. Murex is the name given to a group of medium to large sized carnivorous tropical sea snails. Many of the species are found in Indo-Pacific waters, however, this shell is unique due to its array of spines. The spines provide protection from predators, and prevent the snail from sinking into soft mud.

These shells were used as natural combs by the ancient Greeks.

SIMILAR TO SEEN: The image shows an example of the single specimen you will receive. This will be picked from our stock box graded and with a size within the minimum and maximum size range indicated. It will not be the exact specimen in the photo, the colours, shape, size and style may vary as with any natural item. To guarantee the specimen  you receive will be representative by that in photo.