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Ceratostoma foliatum Gmelin, 1791..88mm WOW!..Washington.

Ceratostoma foliatum Gmelin, 1791..80mm   Albinistic (ie, almost albino), with the best  frills i've ever seen for this species!...Washington.

Ceratostoma foliatum Gmelin, 1791...69-75mm.. Good contrast-set of 4 ...Washington.

Chicoreus axicornis Lamarck, 1822...25mm Small, but Gorgeous!..Philippines.

Chicoreus brevifrons Lamark,1822...93mm Nothing short about this beauty!..Tobago.

Chicoreus brevifrons Lamarck, 1822...93mm   Nice, big, with thin brown lines on white..Caribbean.

Chicoreus crocatus Reeve, 1845...45mm Form is SUPERIOR, and is a nice light orange...Philippines.

Chicoreus crocatus Reeve,1845...43mm .DARK orange varcies: this one is quite intense...Phiilippines.

Chicoreus crocatus Reeve, 1845...31.5mm   Fully adult, with SPLENID form!..Philippines.

Chicoreus florifer dilectus A. Adams,1855..65mm SUPER-FRILLY deep-water form...NW Florida.

Chicoreus florifer dilectus A.Adams, 1855..30-42.5mm Set: 95% white, normal, DARK. Florida.

Chicoreus microphyllus Lamarck, 1816...63mm Solomon Is.

Chicoreus nobilis Shikama, 1977...36 & 42.5mm contrasting pair: yellow and pink..Philippines.

Chicoreus spectrum Reeve, 1846...99mm .. A truly "spect"acular shell!..Brazil.

Chicoreus stainforthi Reeve, 1843..56mm Best of this species i've seen..N.Australia.

Favartia dorothyae Emerson & D'Att, 1979...10-13mm Series of 12: a colorful yet subtle study...Phillipines.

Forreria belcheri Hinds, 1843...120mm   Very adult, excellent.. .California.

Haustellum anniae Maxwell Smith, 1940...17mm...Pink tinted with tan markings..Florida.

Homalocantha pele Pilsbry,1918...35mm DELICATE YELLOW..Hawaii.

Homalocantha scorpio Linne, 1758..39 - 32mm... .Set of 3, from caramel to black.Philippines.

Murex bojadorensis Lacard, 1897...41mm x 40mm wide!.. I love this species!..W.Sahara.

Murex mindanoensis nicobaricus E.A.Smith, 1895...94mm   Light and dark pair. India.

Murex nigrospinosus Reeve, 1845...120.5mm . No black spines?..Philippines.

Murex occa Sowerby, 1834...62.5mm ...Truly exeptional!..Andaman Sea.

Murex festivus Hinds, 1844...42.5mm .California.

Murexiella vittata Broderip, 1833...16mm .. White with brown banding. .Galapagos Is.

Muricopsis blainvilleiPayradeau, 1826...26mm ..Athens.

Muricopsis (vitularia) miliaris Gmelin, 1791...28mm Not really sure .Philippines.

Nucella lima (Gmelin, 1791)..18 - 20mm Varied set of 11. British Columbia, Canada.

Phyllonotus pomum mexicanus Petit, 1852...43.5mm. SHOCKING pink near lip: almost looks like it was painted!..Mexico.

Purpura pansa Gould, 1853...65.5mm... Sensational!..Panama.

Pterynotus akation Vokes, 1993...45mm A HONKER! ..W.Australia.

Thais orbita Gmelin, 1791..60mm Georgeous Galapagos Guy.

Trophon geversianus Pallas, 1774..26mm Light gray with large white varices. very Trophon-esque..Argentina.

Typhis pinnatus Broderip, 1822...12.5, 12.5mm...Small but showing adult features.  RARE! ..Bahamas.

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