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Venus comb murex.  Scientists speculate that the distinctively long and narrow spines are a protection against fish and other mollusks and prevent the mollusk from sinking into the soft, sandy mud where it is commonly found, Murex pecten Glory of the Sea cone shell, brown form.  The Glory of the Sea cone shell, once one of the rarest and most sought after of all seashells, remains the most famous and one of the most desireable shells for modern collectors, Conus gloriamaris Venus comb murex.  Scientists speculate that the distinctively long and narrow spines are a protection against fish and other mollusks and prevent the mollusk from sinking into the soft, sandy mud where it is commonly found, Murex pecten Thorny oyster or spiny oyster, Spondylus Thorny oyster or spiny oyster, Spondylus Thorny oyster or spiny oyster, Spondylus Thorny oyster or spiny oyster, Spondylus Thorny oyster or spiny oyster, Spondylus Thorny oyster or spiny oyster, Spondylus Thorny oyster or spiny oyster, Spondylus Thorny oyster or spiny oyster, Spondylus Thorny oyster or spiny oyster, Spondylus Tulip Cone, Conus tulipa Tulip Cone, Conus tulipa Tulip Cone, Conus tulipa Mustellina Olive, Oliva mustellina Mustellina Olive, Oliva mustellina Oliva lignaria fordi, Oliva lignaria fordi Oliva lignaria fordi, Oliva lignaria fordi Oliva lignaria cryptospira, Oliva lignaria cryptospira Oliva lignaria cryptospira, Oliva lignaria cryptospira Ornate olive, Oliva lignaria Ornate olive, Oliva lignaria Austral Cone, Conus australis Austral Cone, Conus australis Conus mutabilis, Conus mutabilis Conus mutabilis, Conus mutabilis Conus mutabilis, Conus mutabilis Calf Cone, Conus vitulinus Calf Cone, Conus vitulinus Calf Cone, Conus vitulinus Calf Cone, Conus vitulinus Calf Cone, Conus vitulinus Calf Cone, Conus vitulinus Conus pseudosulcatus, Conus pseudosulcatus Conus pseudosulcatus, Conus pseudosulcatus Conus pseudosulcatus, Conus pseudosulcatus Marriage Cone, Conus sponsalis Marriage Cone, Conus sponsalis Granulated Cowrie, Cypraea granulata Granulated Cowrie, Cypraea granulata Granulated Cowrie, Cypraea granulata Arabian Cowrie, Cypraea arabica grayana Arabian Cowrie, Cypraea arabica grayana Arabian Cowrie, Cypraea arabica grayana Arabian Cowrie, Cypraea arabica grayana Sieve Cowrie, Cypraea cribraria Sieve Cowrie, Cypraea cribraria Sieve Cowrie, Cypraea cribraria Sieve Cowrie, Cypraea cribraria   more ...

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Updated: April 19, 2021