Oliva Porphyria - OP0317201912

(C. Linnaeus) - Common name Tent Olive - Size range 30mm-135mm - 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, No damage apparent. As noted in the condition, very nice, I can see no damage and can run my finger along the outer lip with no snags. This is why I am grading this specimen at F++.  Nice large affordable Oliva Porphyria.

Oliva Porphyria - OP0317201912

$50.00 Regular Price
$40.00Sale Price
  • NUMBER:

    OP0317201912

  • CLASS:

    GASTROPODA CAENOGASTROPODA

  • ORDER:

    NEOGASTROPODA

  • SUPER FAMILY:

    OLIVOIDEA

  • FAMILY:

    OLIVINAE

  • SIZE:

    96.90mm / 3 7/8"

  • WEIGHT:

    78g / 2.8 oz

  • CONDITION:

    F++ / Very nice shell

  • FRESH FIND

    WEEK OF 01-07-2019

  • LOCATION:

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

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