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Item# 0001956098
FamilyPatellidae
NamePatella mexicana - MONSTER MOSNTER WOW!
Size199X155 mm
LocalityPunta Paraman, Jal,. Mexico.
NoteMONSTER MONSTER SIZE Patella mexicana!!! Dream specimen for any collector!!! The best of the best, really nice lip and top Natural!!199x155mm approximately. Seldom seen with this incredible and rare rare size. Very natural conditions specimen on top fully with all kind of attachments with marine animals(Natural pin holes) VERY RARE NOWADAYS AND AT THIS MONSTER SIZE ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO GET!! Very interesting specimen. Difficult and dangerous to get them off. Took me about 2 years until i found a place where they live and how to take them off from stones ( between big waves). The fisherman would collect them for food and broke the shell to get the meat. They look for Oysters or Percebes and some times one P. mexicana is there, so they had to wait for the best day (calm day), otherwise its always wavy with a lot of currents and danger. And of course you need to go far from the coastline until you will find a good place for P. mexicana. Whit 199mm this is a very very big and old specimen for the species and at this size its usually eroded and has pin holes, never gem, but this is about as good as they come. Some tiny chip in lip as usual. The ventral side is just fresh and amazing!!! Don't lose the opportunity, seldom offered with this amazing huge size!!!In the last auction 193mm went sold for 162 euro. This with 199mm Estimation : 150-200 euro possible more...Found at night attached to the stones at high tide from 0m until 2m deep. Punta Paraman, Jalisco, Mexico. March 2016, from my private Collection. Collected by Eduardo Amador Moreno. Lets start with 2 euro Good luck!!!!ATTENTION!! ATTENTION !!! PRESENTLY I AM IN MEXICO LOOKING FOR NEW SHELLS. SO, UNTIL MARCH 2018 THE SELLER COUNTRY IS MEXICO.
SellerMEXICO PACIFIC (194) - Register to view Feedback
Seller CountryGERMANY
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Currency of this itemEURO
Start Price2,00 €
Current Price186,00 € - offered by weekly09  - Auction closed - 

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RangeBid Increment
under 100 €1 €
from 100 to 200 €2 €
from 200 to 500 €5 €
from 500 to 1000 €10 €
over 1000 €25 €


End31-01-2018 > 20:30:00
shellauction.net time23-10-2018 > 22:25:48
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Bid history:
friendii (329) 16 €24-01-2018 > 23:22:272
DOCTOR_YCH (66) 18 €27-01-2018 > 03:50:433
ramses1004 (54) 33 €24-01-2018 > 23:17:551
Jeffonese (391) 42 €27-01-2018 > 11:01:494
ramses1004 (54) 45 €27-01-2018 > 11:43:345
ramses1004 (54) 50 €27-01-2018 > 13:52:117
ramses1004 (54) 60 €31-01-2018 > 09:13:328
AG2210 (710) 77 €27-01-2018 > 12:08:346
DOCTOR_YCH (66) 80 €31-01-2018 > 18:31:5510
kongsy08 (3) 85 €31-01-2018 > 19:50:1111
kongsy08 (3) 100 €31-01-2018 > 19:50:3212
shellajiao (837) 104 €31-01-2018 > 17:06:489
weekly09 (70) 108 €31-01-2018 > 20:22:4614
weekly09 (70) 112 €31-01-2018 > 20:29:0915
kongsy08 (3) 120 €31-01-2018 > 20:17:5713
SEABEE (113) 184 €31-01-2018 > 20:29:5017
weekly09 (70) 186 €31-01-2018 > 20:29:3216