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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Distorsio perdistorta - Fulton, 1937
Philippines. Bohol. Balicasag. In tangle nets at 180m. November 1998.
Personidae
F++  /  27mm
#16972
From Balicasag.
2.50 EUR
23 Jan 2022
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Distorsio anus - Linnaeus, 1758
Philippines. Bohol. On reef. June 1993.
Personidae
F+  /  60mm
#16970
From Bohol.
3.00 EUR
23 Jan 2022
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Distorsio anus - Linnaeus, 1758
India. SEI. S Cuddalore. Trawled. April 1999.
Personidae
F+  /  62mm
#16969
3.00 EUR
23 Jan 2022
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Distorsomina pusilla - Pease, 1861
Philippines. Bohol. Balicasag island. In tanglenets at 180m. August 1998.
Personidae
F+  /  6mm
#16965
4.00 EUR
23 Jan 2022
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Distorsio reticularis - Linnaeus, 1758
Japan. Wakayama prefecture. Nada-Cho.Trawled at ca 25m. July 1988.
Personidae
F++  /  58mm
#16962
w/parts of perio.
3.00 EUR
23 Jan 2022

Top shells

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Lyria cloveriana gabryae - Poppe, 1991
Sri Lanka. Matara. June 2005.
Volutidae
F++  /  59mm
#36763
450.00 EUR
26 Dec 2021
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Cypraea tigris pardalis - Shaw, 1794
Philippines. Negros island. 10m deep. June 2007.
Cypraeidae
F+  /  57mm
#36714
small line in columellar callus, which is vey thick and heavy, even strongly extending beyond the margins. Dark caentral part with smaller spots along the margin.
20.00 EUR
24 Dec 2021
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Zoila jeaniana aurata - Raybaudi, 1979
Australia. WA. off Dampier. September 1976.
Cypraeidae
F+++  /  56.7mm
#36519
Small specimen with busy pattern.
450.00 EUR
13 Dec 2021
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Mauritia grayana - Schilder, 1930
Egypt. NE. Suez. Ras Sedr. Dived at 20m.
Cypraeidae
F++  /  65mm
#24180
Completely covered in rusty orange overcast.
140.00 EUR
13 Dec 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
21 Nov 2021