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Set of 2 Tibia fusus and Tibia martini
02-07-2011, 08:40 PM,
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Set of 2 Tibia fusus and Tibia martini
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Set of 2 Tibia

Tibia Fusus Linne 1758

Tibia martini Marrat 1877

Two of the most attractive herbivorous gastropods in the Family Strombidae,

The Tibia fusus is extremely long , in this case it measures 11.5"(291mm) and it is the largest specimen we have on hand. Its a sleder shell, sharply acute  spirewhorls convex, sutures impressed; sculptured with axial and spiral striae on earlier whorls. Outer lip with five thick, digital processes; shell light brown, aperture and columella white, purplish between the outer lip digitations. This is a special specimen since it nearly reaches full growth whhc is 300mm. Location : Leyte Phillipines.


The Tibia martini is a medium sized shell, lightweight, with a tall, acute spire and a relatively short, narrow anterior canal; spire whorls with impressed sutures, a presutural groove and encircled with obsolete spiral threads; aperture large, semi lunate with six short digitations on the anterior portion of the thickened recurved outer lip, shell pale tan, aperture white margined, pale purple within, outer lip margin with a brown and white spotted border. Measures 4.22" (110mm) and located at Tayaba Bay Quezon.
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