Welcome to the Monsecour Brothers specimen shells website!

NEW:

SEARCH FUNCTION: you find on the top right a search function where you can search on a genus name or on a species name! species name without a genus will do.

SORTING FUNCTION: in every family you can now choose to get the shell list in different orders: standard it is alphabetically on genus, but you can also choose to sort on species names or on value. 

 

We are David and Kevin Monsecour, both shell collectors. Like most shell dealers the hobby grew and so many shells were acquired that we started selling shells next to our normal professions. We both specialised in different families, and almost don't have a general collection, so many of the species you can find on this site are not even in our own collections. Read more about us in the about us section.

A big part of our stock are shells from older collections we were able to buy in the past; there are some pieces that were once easy to get, but now very hard to obtain. We also have lots of fresh shells from all over the world. We have personal suppliers in Madagascar, the Philippines, Australia and regular input from other places.

All shells are selected and normally quality and size is indicated. The goal is to supply every sample of shells with a picture of one of the specimens available. This will most probably take some months, as the shell sales are next to our professions. When you want to see a not yet photographed shell or you want to know more about a shell with missing data, don't hesitate to contact us! We will supply you with photographs and place them online.

HAPPY SHELLING!
David & Kevin

Newest shells

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Angaria putong - Dekker, 2020
Philippines. Balut island. Dived at 15-20m deep. December 2012.
Angariidae
F++  /  49mm
#16688
w/o. Nice specimen. This was lumped before under A. poppei
6.00 EUR
20 May 2022
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Angaria sphaerula - Kiener, 1839
Philippines. Off Mactan Island. In tangle net at 90-110m. June 1999.
Angariidae
F+  /  46mm
#4909
some spines missing
7.00 EUR
20 May 2022
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Astraea rugosa - (Linnaeus, 1767)
Malta. Bahar-ic-Caghaq. On rocks at 5m.August 1983.
Turbinidae
F+  /  41mm
#18018
w/o
6.00 EUR
20 May 2022
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Ginebes argenteonitens - Lischke, 1872
Japan. Tiba prefecture. Tyosi. August 1961.
Trochidae
F++  /  38mm
#16608
From Tyosi.
3.00 EUR
20 May 2022
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Monodonta labio - (Linnaeus, 1758)
Philippines. Samar. Intertidal on rocks. July2011.
Trochidae
F++  /  27mm
#15244
1.00 EUR
20 May 2022

Top shells

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Cribrarula cumingii - (Gray, 1832)
French Polynesia. Tahiti. Punaauia. 40-45m deep.
Cypraeidae
F+++  /  18.1mm
#35801
Large. Vivid rusty orange colouration. Much darker as usual.
190.00 EUR
12 May 2022
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Forreria corteziana - Berschauer, Petuch and Clark, 2018
Mexico. WM. N Sea of Cortez. Sonora. 65km S of Puerto Perlasco. Wagner Basin. Trawled at 140m. August 2020.
Muricidae
F+  /  87mm
#37802
w/o. Tiny chip in sipho, proto gone. In fact F++ for the species. Operculum broken.
480.00 EUR
18 Mar 2022
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Zoila ketyana bataviensis - Lorenz and Morisson, 2001
Australia. WA. Kalbarri. By ROV at 38-40m.
Cypraeidae
F+++  /  51.1mm
#35783
sparse spotting.
780.00 EUR
5 Mar 2022
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Cassis patamakanthini - Parth, 2000
Australia. WA. off False Entrance. 110 m deep.
Cassidae
F  /  33.8mm
#31819
Dead-taken (hence the grading): waterstains on columella and inside aperture. Small chips on sipho. Very rare species. Large (usually not exceeding 27mm).
420.00 EUR
1 Mar 2022
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Lyria cloveriana gabryae - Poppe, 1991
Sri Lanka. Matara. June 2005.
Volutidae
F++  /  59mm
#36763
450.00 EUR
26 Dec 2021