Shell size: Length 20-22.5cm
Stunningly intricate these shells have fantastic spikes. The are large 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.
The word Murex was used by ancient Greeks which makes it one of the oldest shell names still used today. The dye often called “Royal Purple” was made from the mucus of selected species of Murex. This costly dye was used for royal and ceremonial robes.
Classification Chicoreus ramosus Linne
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