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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Xenophora crispa - König, 1825
Italy. Sicily Channel. Dredged on mud at 250-400m. April 2001.
Xenophoridae
F+  /  35mm
#47938
4.00 EUR
20 Jul 2024
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Xenophora crispa - König, 1825
Italy. Sicily Channel. Dredged on mud at 250-400m. April 2001.
Xenophoridae
F+  /  32mm
#47937
4.00 EUR
20 Jul 2024
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Xenophora crispa - König, 1825
Italy. Sicily Channel. Dredged on mud at 250-400m. April 2001.
Xenophoridae
F+  /  31mm
#47936
4.00 EUR
20 Jul 2024
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Xenophora crispa - König, 1825
Italy. Sicily Channel. Dredged on mud at 250-400m. April 2001.
Xenophoridae
F++  /  37mm
#8929
4.00 EUR
20 Jul 2024
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Cyclope pellucida - Risso, 1826
Italy. Lazio. Capo Linaro. On sandy bottom at13-15m. April 2001.
Nassariidae
F++  /  5mm
#10871
1.50 EUR
20 Jul 2024

Top shells

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Zoila jeaniana praeclara - Lorenz, 2020
Australia. WA. S Zuytdorp Cliffs. By ROV at 85m.
Cypraeidae
F++  /  71mm
#47862
Tiny chip on the inside of one extremity. In between F+ and F++, we'd say.
1100.00 EUR
12 Jul 2024
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Zoila eludens eludens - Raybaudi, 1991
Australia. WA. Exmouth. Muiron islands. Dived on reef.
Cypraeidae
F+++  /  59mm
#47856
Dense pattern, high margines. Bulbous shell.
1400.00 EUR
12 Jul 2024
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Naquetia fosteri - D'Attilio and Myers, 1987
Israel. Eilat. March 2005.
Muricidae
F++  /  71mm
#46976
w/o. Rare species in good condition.
1200.00 EUR
1 May 2024
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Marmorofusus verbinneni - (Snyder, 2006)
Egypt. Hurghada. Berima. December 2005.
Fasciolariidae
F++  /  62mm
#46975
Very rare species!
750.00 EUR
1 May 2024
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Cypraeovula castanea malani - Lorenz and De Bruin, 2009
South Africa. Agulhas area. Danger Point. Dived at 30-35m. April 2012.
Cypraeidae
F+  /  34mm
#44477
A nice rarity. A few small irregularities. Live-taken.
1500.00 EUR
8 Nov 2023