Also known as Murex Shells, Murex tribulus ternispina, Murex ternispina, Murex Snail, Murex Seashell, Triple-spined Murex, Black-spined Murex, Rare-spine Murex, Skeleton Shell and Venus Comb.
Found in muddy areas among rocks and corals.
Very elongated siphonal canal with very long spines.
They feed nocturnally on bivalves.
Length - 9cm
Depth - 5-30m
Murex Shells feed on bivalves by boring a hole into the animal and inserting their proboscis to feed.
They come in a range of colours and blend in with their surroundings.
These shells are highly prized collectors items with their winged and pungent spines.
Some look like walking skeleton shells.