Hexaplex Erythrostomus - HE0211201903

(W.A. Swainson 1831) - Common name Pink Mouthed Murex - Size range 45mm-153mm - Range: Sea of Cortez, West Mexico

 

Nice color, larger than average Erythrostomus Murex. Most of these that I see collected are at most 110mm.  Collected live by local panga boat hooka divers somewhere between Puerto Penasco and Desemboque, Mexico. 7-10 meters depth.  Tides range 7 meters / 24 feet in Puerto Penasco, so the divers usually go out during  low tides to collect murex and other species for meat.

 

The snail was removed by the local Mexican fishermen for the meat, for once I am shocked, as there is little to no damage by them. Due to the very warm waters of the Sea of Cortez, these murex come completely covered in heavy build up.  Shells this size and age are deteriorated naturally.  I've never seen any better.  Nothing can be done about the deterioration.  I clean all my shells the same.  So any defects and color variations are natural as seen in the photos.

Hexaplex Erythrostomus - HE0211201903

$25.00 Regular Price
$15.00Sale Price
  • NUMBER:

    HE0211201903

  • CLASS:

    GASTROPODA CAENOGASTROPODA

  • ORDER:

    NEOGASTROPODA

  • SUPER FAMILY:

    MURICOIDEA

  • FAMILY:

    MURICIDAE MURICINAE

  • SIZE:

    117.26mm / 4 5/8"

  • WEIGHT:

    126g / 4.4 oz

  • CONDITION:

    F++

  • FRESH FIND

    MONTH OF 02-2019

  • LOCATION:

    PUERTO PENASCO TO DESEMBOQUE, MEXICO   GOOGLE EARTH COORDINATES: 31 17' 48" N / 113 33' 04" W ---- to ---- 30 34' 04 N / 113 00' 38" W

P.O. Box 678

Lukeville AZ, 85341

shellsofcortez18@gmail.com

U.S. - 480-238-2403

Mexican - 638-109-9666

©2019 By Seashells of Cortez & Krista's Design Studio

SEASHELLS OF CORTEZ