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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Musculus impacta - Hermann, 1782
New Zealand. South Island. Motueka. Kaiteriteri. Among seaweed. October 2017.
Mytilidae
F++  /  31mm
#30307
w/perio
3.00 EUR
1 Jun 2020
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Musculus impacta - Hermann, 1782
New Zealand. South Island. Motueka. Kaiteriteri. Among seaweed. October 2017.
Mytilidae
F+  /  24mm
#28807
w/perio
3.00 EUR
1 Jun 2020
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Musculus impacta - (Hermann, 1782)
New Zealand. South Island. Motueka. Kaiteriteri. Among seaweed. October 2017.
Mytilidae
F+  /  24mm
#28430
w/perio. A little erosion near umbo.
3.00 EUR
1 Jun 2020
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Rapa rapa - Linnaeus, 1758
Philippines. Mactan island. On coral reef. December 1993.
Muricidae
F+  /  68mm
#23700
from Mactan. Sipho somewhat rough.
6.00 EUR
1 Jun 2020
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Oliva bulbosa inflata - Lamarck, 1811
Zanzibar. Nungwi. In sand. August 1962.
Olividae
F++  /  31mm
#14953
2.00 EUR
1 Jun 2020

Top shells

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Staphylaea semiplota - (Mighels, 1845)
Hawaiian islands. Pearl Harbor. Dived under coral at 15m. August 1975.
Cypraeidae
F++  /  19mm
#30652
Rusty orange-brown, no spots.
65.00 EUR
22 May 2020
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Raybaudia porteri porteri - (Cate, 1966)
Philippines. Balut island. In tangle nets at 120-180m. August 2018.
Cypraeidae
F++  /  48mm
#25286
Very nice colouration with dark spots just above the rather high margins. Rather broad and 'flattened' specimen. Tiny nacre spot at mid-dorsum.
180.00 EUR
22 May 2020
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Paradusta barclayi barclayi - (Reeve, 1857)
South Africa. S Natal. Protea Shoal. Dredged on reef at 45m. April 2004.
Cypraeidae
F++  /  25mm
#30626
live-taken
400.00 EUR
21 May 2020
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Puntacteon eloisae - Abbott, 1973
Oman. Masirah island.
Acteonidae
F+  /  32mm
#30184
The rarest and probably most beautiful member of the family. Lip not 100% perfect and small natural line on lateral side.
120.00 EUR
21 Apr 2020
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Barneystrombus kleckhamae - Cernohorsky, 1971
Papua New Guinea. New Britain. Rabaul. June 1983.
Strombidae
F/F+  /  50mm
#29897
dead-taken, like most known specimens. Small chips in sipho and some waterstains inside aperture. A rarity of which fewer than a handful live-taken specimens are known.
480.00 EUR
6 Apr 2020