(G.B. Sowerby 1825) - Common name Fighting Conch - Size range 40mm-95mm - Range: Sea of Cortez to N. Peru
Collected live by local panga boat hooka divers near Puerto Penasco, Mexico. 7-10 meters depth. Tides range 7 meters / 24 feet near Puerto Pensasco, so the divers usually go out during low tides to collect murex and other species for meat.
I did minimal cleaning to this shell, I just removed the snail and gave it a quick wash. The thin periostracum is intact and operculum included. I am grading this shell at F++.
STROMBUS GRACILIOR - SGC0422201901
75.46mm / 3"
42g / 1.5 oz
WEEK OF 04-22-2019
PUERTO PENASCO, MEXICO GOOGLE EARTH COORDINATES: 31 17' 48" N / 113 33' 04" N