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Another member of the murex family known for their fantastic array of whorls and spines.  Large Regal Murex seashells are thick heavy sea shells with colors of white, brown and pink. The ends of the outer layers have a cake frosting-like appearance.  AKA Regius Murex or Pyllonotus regius

Regal Murex seashells are thick and heavy with colors of white, brown and pink. The outer layers have a cake frosting-like appearance.

Pterynotus loebbeckii

Loebbecke's Murex (Pterynotus Loebbeckei)- These shells are an expensive collector items. Usually in pastel orange, they have three broad rippled wings. They are found in depths of 400 to 500 feet off Japan, Philippines, and Taiwan.

Thierry Vulliet Triplex Reeve 1845 Philippines , Mindanao

Thierry Vulliet Triplex Reeve 1845 Philippines , Mindanao

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Terebra_taurina_1.jpg (480×200)

Melongena corona, or King's Crown. The King's Crown (Melongena corona) is native to Florida and can be found from the Florida Panhandle to the Florida Keys. This shell is hard to find on the beach. It has very prickly spines sticking out from it. You will usually find it buried in mud flats.

Melongena corona, or King's Crown. The King's Crown (Melongena corona) is native…

Siratus beaui This most coveted deep-water murex shell was collected in a fish trap from 100 fathoms off Guadeloupe's leeward coast. Thes...

Siratus beaui This most coveted deep-water murex shell was collected in a fish trap from 100 fathoms off Guadeloupe's leeward coast. (Mexico) Makes me sad when we deplete any Mollusc

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