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MAWAE CLm3

MAWAE CLm3
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Price: $125.00
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Species: mawae. AVAILABLE

Family:     Muricidae Coralliophilinae
Genus:     Latiaxis
Species:  mawae
Origin:     E. China Sea
Author:    Griffith & Pidgeon 1834
Size:        67 mm
Grade:      F1

"Mawae's Latiaxis"  A very special rare size piece. The current record size remains static at 73.1mm since 1987. The shell is artfully uncoiled much like Thatcheria mirabilis. A portion of the columellar lip absent likewise one of the frilly anterior fronds. Outer lip intact operculum present. Shoulder spines mostly intact though some worn to some degree. A strikingly ornate specimen.  

MAWAE CLm3
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MAWAE CLm3
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MAWAE CLm3
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MAWAE CLm3
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MAWAE CLm3
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MAWAE CLm3
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