Lobatus (Strombus) Peruvianus - SP0318201902

(W.A. Swainson 1823) - Common name Peruvian Conch - Size range 60mm-210mm - Range: Sea of Cortez to Peru

 

Collected live by local panga boat hooka divers near Puerto Lobos, Mexico. 7-10 meters depth.  Tides range 5 meters / 18 feet near Puerto Lobos, so the divers usually go out during low tides to collect murex and other species for meat.

 

I did not clean this shell, the snail was removed by the local Mexican fisherman, for once I am shocked, as there is no damage. The periostracum is completely intact, little to no buildup. The coloring is superb.  I have not seen any L. Peruvianis this nice...ever. This is why I am grading this specimen at F++/GEM.

Lobatus (Strombus) Peruvianus - SP0318201902

SKU: SP0318201902
$125.00 Regular Price
$100.00Sale Price
  • NUMBER:

    SP0318201902

  • CLASS:

    GASTROPODA CAENOGASTROPODA

  • ORDER:

    LITTORINIMORPHA

  • SUPER FAMILY:

    STROMBOIDEA

  • FAMILY:

    STROMBIDAE STROMBIDAE

  • SIZE:

    160mm / 6 3/8"

  • WEIGHT:

    220g / 7.8 oz

  • CONDITION:

    F++ - GEM / One of the best L.P. I have ever seen.

  • FRESH FIND

    WEEK OF 02-25-2019

  • LOCATION:

    PUERTO LOBOS, MEXICO   GOOGLE EARTH COORDINATES: 30 15' 58" W / 112 51' 36" N

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