SIZE (Picture scale cube=1cm): 170 x 125 x 128mm (6.69 x 4.92 x 5.04 inches)
All of our Seashells are 100% Genuine, from sustainable and ethical sources, with a Certificate of Authenticity
Name: Chicoreus ramosus
Location: Indo-Pacific Oceans
One of the most popular selected natural white murex shells from approved sources for crafts and interior/exterior decoration. Murex is the name given to a group of medium to large sized carnivorous tropical sea snails. Many of the species are found in Indo-Pacific waters in intertidal zones among rocks.
Murex in History: The word Murex was used by ancient Greeks which makes it one of the oldest shell names still used today. The dye often called “Royal Purple” was made from the mucus of selected species of Murex. This costly dye was used for royal and ceremonial robes.ACTUAL AS SEEN: The image shows the EXACT unique specimen you will receive. Measurements are as accurate as possible, though be aware measuring precise dimensions can be difficult from irregular shaped items. Whilst we portray colours as close to life-like as we can, colours will vary if taken in sunlight, indoors, from monitor to monitor and device to device. The scale cube in the photo is 1cm to give a visual size.