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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Tridentarius dentatus - (Linnaeus, 1758)
French Polynesia. Marquesas islands. Nuka Hiva. off Taiohae. In sand at 2-4m. April 1994.
Strombidae
F+++  /  36mm
#36141
4.00 EUR
27 Oct 2021
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Tridentarius dentatus - (Linnaeus, 1758)
French Polynesia. Marquesas islands. Nuka Hiva. off Taiohae. In sand at 2-4m. April 1994.
Strombidae
F+++  /  39mm
#36140
w/o.
4.00 EUR
27 Oct 2021
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Tridentarius dentatus - (Linnaeus, 1758)
Marshall islands. Kwajalein Attoll. ocean side of West Reef. Dived in sand at 15m. August 2004.
Strombidae
Gem  /  38mm
#36139
w/o.
4.00 EUR
27 Oct 2021
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Tridentarius dentatus - (Linnaeus, 1758)
Thailand. Phuket island. March 2003.
Strombidae
F/F+  /  51mm
#36138
robust specimen. Proto and finger damage.
2.50 EUR
27 Oct 2021
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Tridentarius dentatus - (Linnaeus, 1758)
La Reunion. St Gilles. July 2002.
Strombidae
F+  /  38mm
#36137
no defects, but dead-taken;
2.50 EUR
27 Oct 2021

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
24 Aug 2021
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Bistolida nanostraca - Lorenz and Chiapponi, 2012
Cargados Caragos Shoals (St. Brandon).
Cypraeidae
F++  /  16.8mm
#35795
Top of the bill for this species: live-taken, which is hardly ever available. Central dorsum not 100% smooth. Great colour: cannot be compared with a dead-taken one.
700.00 EUR
24 Aug 2021
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Zoila ketyana bataviensis - Lorenz and Morisson, 2001
Australia. WA. Geraldton. Zeewijk Channel. By ROV at 52m.
Cypraeidae
F+++  /  52.7mm
#35782
Dark base.
900.00 EUR
24 Aug 2021
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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
24 Aug 2021
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Callistocypraea broderipii - (Gray, 1832)
South Africa. Natal. Aliwal shoals. Dived in cave at 35-55m.
Cypraeidae
F++  /  79mm
#33257
Two tine scratches in upper callus. Slighly distorted. Dense and clear pattern.
1600.00 EUR
23 Aug 2021