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
14 May 2021
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Angaria maitim - Dekker, 2020
Philippines. Cebu. Mactan. Dived at 20m. August 2007.
Angariidae
F+  /  44mm
#8563
Typical specimen, big. This used to be called A. aculeata
5.00 EUR
14 May 2021
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Angaria exasperata - (Dillwyn, 1817)
Philippines. Olango Island. 10-20m deep.August 2011.
Angariidae
F++  /  28mm
#13134
This is what was used te be called A. nodosa before.
4.00 EUR
14 May 2021
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Perisserosa guttata azumai - (Schilder, 1960)
China. East China Sea. Off Litang. Trawled at 20-40m. July 2013.
Cypraeidae
F+/Gem  /  55mm
#15506
Promo: 3 for 20 euro.
12.00 EUR
14 May 2021
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Lyncina carneola propinqua - (Garrett, 1879)
New Caledonia. Few Miles Reef. September 1999.
Cypraeidae
F+  /  31mm
#10360
1.00 EUR
14 May 2021

Top shells

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Palmulacypraea boucheti - Lorenz, 2002
Taiwan. Peng-Hui island. Trawled at ca 200m. May 2018.
Cypraeidae
F+++  /  18mm
#23989
live-taken. Very nice high dark blotch on left margin.
280.00 EUR
14 May 2021
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Kioconus richardsae - (Roeckel and Kohn, 1992)
Philippines. Balut Island. 50-80m deep. September 2020.
Conidae
F++  /  45mm
#34757
w/o.
145.00 EUR
14 May 2021
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Callistocypraea leucodon leucodon fma escotoi - Poppe, 2004
Philippines. Balut Island. 50-80m deep. September 2020.
Cypraeidae
F+  /  71.3mm
#34755
Broad, swollen dorsum. Small defect on dorsum (see photos)
900.00 EUR
14 May 2021
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Callistocypraea leucodon leucodon - (Broderip, 1828)
Philippines. Balut Island. 50-80m deep. September 2020.
Cypraeidae
F++  /  80.2mm
#34754
Lightweight. Diffuse pattern. Small lateral line near the shoulder.
900.00 EUR
14 May 2021
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Bolma millegranosa - (Kuroda and Habe, 1958)
Philippines. Mactan. Punta Engano. From tangle nets at ca 180m. July 1994.
Turbinidae
F+  /  33mm
#18202
Yellow form. some spines broken.
15.00 EUR
23 Apr 2021