Olivia Porphyria - OP0317201903

(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, it was also not live when taken.  When running your finger along the outer mouth edge you can feel small chips.  There are also parasite bore holes. This is why I am grading this specimen at F.  Nice large affordable Oliva Porphyria.

Olivia Porphyria - OP0317201903

$25.00 Regular Price
$20.00Sale Price
  • NUMBER:

    OP0317201903

  • CLASS:

    GASTROPODA CAENOGASTROPODA

  • ORDER:

    NEOGASTROPODA

  • SUPER FAMILY:

    OLIVOIDEA

  • FAMILY:

    OLIVINAE

  • SIZE:

    109.97mm / 4 3/8"

  • WEIGHT:

    103g / 3.6 oz

  • CONDITION:

    F  Some small outer lip chips and not taken live.  There are parasite bore holes.

  • 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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