DSC_9468Acus maculata, Linneaus 1758. “The Marlin Spike”. Growth series from under 3″ to over 6″ including one cut to show growth spirals. From Guam!

Richard Kent has yet again supplied us with another shell…or should I say shells as our feature shell for this month. Terebras are a marvelous family of shells whose shapes never vary unlike some other families. They are always that wonderful long-tapering “spike” shape. Size, color patterns and such may vary…but never their shape. What makes this feature special is the cut-away shell so you can see the internal structure. You will want to take a chance on these!