STROMBUS GALEATUS - SGAL0603201908

(W.A. Swainson 1823) - Common name Giant Pacific Conch - Size range 150mm-240mm - Range: Sea of Cortez to Peru to Galapagos

 

Collected live by local panga boat hooka divers near Puerto Penasco, Mexico. 7-10 meters depth. Tides range 7 meters / 24 feet near Puerto Penasco, so the divers usually go out during  low tides to collect murex and other species for meat, including this strombus.

 

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.  This is why I am grading this specimen at F++/GEM.

STROMBUS GALEATUS - SGAL0603201908

$45.00 Regular Price
$35.00Sale Price
  • NUMBER:

    SGAL0603201908

  • CLASS:

    GASTROPODA CAENOGASTROPODA

  • ORDER:

    LITTORINIMORPHA

  • SUPER FAMILY:

    STROMBOIDEA

  • FAMILY:

    STROMBIDAE STROMBIDAE

  • SIZE:

    179mm / 7"

  • WEIGHT:

    656g / 23.1 oz - 1.45 lbs

  • CONDITION:

    F++ / SMALL CHIP AS NOTED IN PHOTOS

  • FRESH FIND

    WEEK OF 03-06-2019

  • LOCATION:

    PUERTO PENASCO, MEXICO   GOOGLE EARTH COORDINATES: 31 17' 48" N / 113 33' 04" W

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