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Pleurotomariidae
The most exclusive family of shells. Apart from P. beyrichii all of them live deeper than 100 m. They are inhabitants of the continental shelves and slopes. Most collectors possess hirasei, teramachii and westralis. Some PLEUROTOMARIIDAE are fairly variable in colouration. The intensity of colour and size are very important in price determination. Especially the perfectness of the slit and the peristome will play an important role. Real gems rarely occur because slight roughness of slit edges is found in nearly all live taken specimens. Even when they are collected by submarines. Smooth slit edges are therefore to be checked for filing ! PLEUROTOMARIIDAE are subdivided in 3 genera: the genus Pleurotomaria s.s. has be described on a fossil species.


Bayerotrochus africanus

PLEUROTOMARIIDAE

Bayerotrochus africanus

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Bayerotrochus boucheti

PLEUROTOMARIIDAE

Bayerotrochus boucheti

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Bayerotrochus charlestonensis

PLEUROTOMARIIDAE

Bayerotrochus charlestonensis

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Bayerotrochus indicus

PLEUROTOMARIIDAE

Bayerotrochus indicus

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Bayerotrochus midas

PLEUROTOMARIIDAE

Bayerotrochus midas

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Bayerotrochus philpoppei

PLEUROTOMARIIDAE

Bayerotrochus philpoppei

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Bayerotrochus poppei

PLEUROTOMARIIDAE

Bayerotrochus poppei

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Bayerotrochus tangaroana

PLEUROTOMARIIDAE

Bayerotrochus tangaroana

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Bayerotrochus teramachii

PLEUROTOMARIIDAE

Bayerotrochus teramachii

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Bayerotrochus westralis

PLEUROTOMARIIDAE

Bayerotrochus westralis

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Entemnotrochus adansonianus adansonianus

PLEUROTOMARIIDAE

Entemnotrochus adansonianus adansonianus

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Entemnotrochus adansonianus bermudensis

PLEUROTOMARIIDAE

Entemnotrochus adansonianus bermudensis

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Entemnotrochus rumphii

PLEUROTOMARIIDAE

Entemnotrochus rumphii

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Entemnotrochus rumphii f. urashima

PLEUROTOMARIIDAE

Entemnotrochus rumphii f. urashima

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Mikadotrochus anseeuwi

PLEUROTOMARIIDAE

Mikadotrochus anseeuwi

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Mikadotrochus anseeuwi GIANT

PLEUROTOMARIIDAE

Mikadotrochus anseeuwi GIANT

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Mikadotrochus anseeuwi LARGE

PLEUROTOMARIIDAE

Mikadotrochus anseeuwi LARGE

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Mikadotrochus anseeuwi YOUNG

PLEUROTOMARIIDAE

Mikadotrochus anseeuwi YOUNG

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Mikadotrochus beyrichii

PLEUROTOMARIIDAE

Mikadotrochus beyrichii

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Mikadotrochus deforgesi

PLEUROTOMARIIDAE

Mikadotrochus deforgesi

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Mikadotrochus gotoi

PLEUROTOMARIIDAE

Mikadotrochus gotoi

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Mikadotrochus gotoi GIANT

PLEUROTOMARIIDAE

Mikadotrochus gotoi GIANT

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Mikadotrochus hirasei

PLEUROTOMARIIDAE

Mikadotrochus hirasei

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Mikadotrochus hirasei ALBINO

PLEUROTOMARIIDAE

Mikadotrochus hirasei ALBINO

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Mikadotrochus oishii

PLEUROTOMARIIDAE

Mikadotrochus oishii

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Mikadotrochus salmianus

PLEUROTOMARIIDAE

Mikadotrochus salmianus

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Perotrochus amabilis

PLEUROTOMARIIDAE

Perotrochus amabilis

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Perotrochus amabilis f. maureri

PLEUROTOMARIIDAE

Perotrochus amabilis f. maureri

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Perotrochus atlanticus

PLEUROTOMARIIDAE

Perotrochus atlanticus

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Perotrochus caledonicus

PLEUROTOMARIIDAE

Perotrochus caledonicus

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Perotrochus deforgesi

PLEUROTOMARIIDAE

Perotrochus deforgesi

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Perotrochus lucaya

PLEUROTOMARIIDAE

Perotrochus lucaya

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Perotrochus maureri

PLEUROTOMARIIDAE

Perotrochus maureri

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Perotrochus metivieri

PLEUROTOMARIIDAE

Perotrochus metivieri

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Perotrochus pseudogranulosus

PLEUROTOMARIIDAE

Perotrochus pseudogranulosus

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Perotrochus pyramus

PLEUROTOMARIIDAE

Perotrochus pyramus

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Perotrochus quoyanus insularis

PLEUROTOMARIIDAE

Perotrochus quoyanus insularis

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Perotrochus quoyanus quoyanus

PLEUROTOMARIIDAE

Perotrochus quoyanus quoyanus

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Perotrochus quoyanus quoyanus ALBINO

PLEUROTOMARIIDAE

Perotrochus quoyanus quoyanus ALBINO

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Perotrochus quoyanus quoyanus GEMMA

PLEUROTOMARIIDAE

Perotrochus quoyanus quoyanus GEMMA

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Perotrochus tosatoi

PLEUROTOMARIIDAE

Perotrochus tosatoi

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Perotrochus vicdani

PLEUROTOMARIIDAE

Perotrochus vicdani

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Perotrochus vicdani cf.

PLEUROTOMARIIDAE

Perotrochus vicdani cf.

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Perotrochus vicdani RED

PLEUROTOMARIIDAE

Perotrochus vicdani RED

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Perotrochus wareni

PLEUROTOMARIIDAE

Perotrochus wareni

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