Triplofusus Princeps - TP0511201906

(G.B. Sowerby 1825) - Common name Panama Horse Conch - Size range 120mm-500mm - Range: Sea of Cortez to Peru to Galapagos

 

Collected live by local panga boat hooka divers near Puerto Libertad, Mexico. 7-10 meters depth.  Tides range 3 meters / 10 feet near Puerto Libertad, so the divers usually go out during  low tides to collect murex and other species for meat.

I cleaned this shell, the snail was removed by the local Mexican fisherman, for once I am shocked, as there is little to no damage. This shell came very encrusted with build-up and calcium deposits, 2-3mm thick in most parts. While cleaning the periostracum mostly came off.  I stopped cleaning once I got close to the tip, you can still see the build-up, and had to leave this, because removing it would damage the tip.  I would not try to remove the tip build-up.

 

This is a very nice specimen, very hard to get.  Especially in this good condition.

Triplofusus Princeps - TP0511201906

$75.00 Regular Price
$55.00Sale Price
  • NUMBER:

    TP0511201901

  • CLASS:

    GASTROPODA CAENOGASTROPODA

  • ORDER:

    NEOGASTROPODA

  • SUPER FAMILY:

    BUCCINOIDEA

  • FAMILY:

    FASCIOLARIIDAE FASCIOLARIINAE

  • SIZE:

    290mm / 11 3/8"

  • WEIGHT:

    389g / 13.7 oz

  • CONDITION:

    F+-F++ / Cleaned...some very small chips along the outer mouth lip.

  • FRESH FIND

    BETWEEN 10/2018 - 03/2019

  • LOCATION:

    PUERTO LIBERTAD, MEXICO   GOOGLE EARTH COORDINATES: 29 54' 58" N / 112 40' 55" W

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