Turbinellidae

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Vasum cassiforme - (Kiener, 1841)
Brasil. Pernambuco state. Recife. From fishermen. November 1994.
F+  /  89mm
#24533
25.00 EUR
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Vasum ceramicum - (Linnaeus, 1758)
Australia. Queensland. Capricorn island. November 1991.
F/F+  /  66mm
#25698
w/o. Rather bulbous for ceramicum, as the majority are really elongate. Back and spire with erosion and/or chalky deposit.
5.00 EUR
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Vasum ceramicum - (Linnaeus, 1758)
Australia. Queensland. Capricorn island. November 1991.
F  /  90mm
#25700
w/o. Back w/erosion and sponge attacks. Spire covered in chalk.
6.00 EUR
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Vasum ceramicum - (Linnaeus, 1758)
Papua New Guinea. SEPNG. Milne Bay. May 1986.
F+  /  114mm
#25702
to be cleaned to perfection.
8.00 EUR
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Vasum ceramicum - (Linnaeus, 1758)
Papua New Guinea. SEPNG. Milne Bay. May 1986.
F+  /  87mm
#25703
to be cleaned to perfection
6.00 EUR
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Vasum ceramicum - (Linnaeus, 1758)
Papua New Guinea. SEPNG. Milne Bay. May 1986.
F/F+  /  112mm
#25704
to be cleaned, but upper spire probably eroded.
7.00 EUR
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Vasum ceramicum - (Linnaeus, 1758)
Papua New Guinea. SEPNG. Milne Bay. May 1986.
F+  /  87mm
#25705
w/o. Upper spire probably w/some erosion.
6.00 EUR
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Vasum ceramicum - (Linnaeus, 1758)
Papua New Guinea. SEPNG. Milne Bay. May 1986.
F+  /  72mm
#25706
w/o.
5.00 EUR
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Vasum latiriforme - Rehder and Abbott, 1951
Mexico. Gulf of Mexico. Yucatan. Alacran reef. Dived at ca 35m. 1979.
F  /  75.8mm
#24914
w/o. Unfortunately, there is erosion on this fabulous shell. It is a species virtually absent from all collections, apparently only known from less than a dozen of shells. This is a huge specimen, most probably new WRS.
600.00 EUR
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Vasum latiriforme - Rehder and Abbott, 1951
Mexico. Gulf of Mexico. Yucatan. Alacran reef. Dived at ca 35m. 1979.
F  /  49mm
#24915
Great rarity, apparently only about a dozen known in collections and not available any more on the shell market. This one has an eroded upper spire and lacks the protoconch.
275.00 EUR
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Vasum muricatum - (Born, 1778)
Jamaica. NWJ. Sandy Bay. Dived at ca 10m. August 1980.
F/F+  /  102mm
#24921
w/o. w/ most of perio. Some erosion. Spire and part of last whorl covered with chalky deposit. No idea what the shell looks like underneath.
22.00 EUR
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Vasum muricatum - (Born, 1778)
Venezuela. Falcon estate. Tucacas. On coral rubble in shallow water at low tide. December 1984.
F/F+  /  98mm
#25693
w/o. w/perio. Upper spire eroded (proto gone). Massive and heavy shell.
22.00 EUR
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Vasum muricatum - Born, 1778
USA. Florida. Tampa Bay. October 1975.
F/F+  /  62mm
#8764
Proto damage. Lip not fully mature.
5.00 EUR
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Vasum rhinoceros - (Gmelin, 1791)
Tanzania. Dar-Es-Salaam. From fishermen.July 1996.
F+  /  63-87mm
#4680
Some upper spire damage, as usual.
6.00 EUR
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Vasum rhinoceros - (Gmelin, 1791)
Kenya. Malindi. in shallow water. November 1957.
F+  /  61mm
#25695
lip still slightly thin. Spire with the usual erosion. w/perio.
4.00 EUR