Ramosus Murex Seashell - large
This large sculptured and ornate shell also known as the Giant Murex, is brilliant white in colour and often has brown stripes. The opening is tinged pink flowing back to a beautifully smooth white inner surface.
There are 700 known species in this beautiful family of shells and they are noted for their unique shape and curving spines.
Typically feeding on bivalves, shrimp, and sponge among other creatures of similar size, they can be found in sand or mud flats, and on coral reefs.
When the frond-like spines are coated with sea moss, the shell may be completely camouflaged amid rocks or on reefs.
This seashell is common to shallow reefs in the Indo-Pacific region.
Size: approx 19 cm x 14 x 11 cm tall