Unlike other items of this theme that are currently for sale on this site, this sculpture has a heft and. Stature that move it from the realm of the decorative to the truly sculptural.This piece was made in Thailand and measure approximately 8 inches in length, 5.75 inches in height, and. The glass crab rests in the shell and is held by a silicon based glue. A bit about the murex ramous shell follows. Murex Ramosus aka: Ramose Murex, Chicoreus Ramosus, Giant Murex. A fantastic whorl of spines and sheer mass, make this murex a very impressive seashell to hold.
Murex Ramosus seashells are thick, heavy, savage meat eaters of a snail. They mount other sea shells and drill into them to get at the meat (clams, scallops and barnacles mostly). In the ocean murex ramosus seashells are covered in sea moss which camouflages them perfectly in their surroundings. They are very common to the indo pacific and live in and near shallow water reefs and wrecks.