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Shells and Marine Animals

Shells and marine life are the animal groups with the largest number of species and with the greatest diversity in shape and color.

It is an inexhaustible source of inspiration. Its aesthetic value is immense and its durability when the pieces are well preserved is for life.


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Elephant ear sponge

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Elephant ear sponge, from Indonesia, mounted in a handmade solid walnut wood base.

This family of sponges can be found from the Mediterranean sea to the Indo-Pacific area. 

Sponges are beautiful decor items, due to its different shapes and colours.

Sponge species

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Sponge species from Madagascar reefs, mounted in a black iron base.

Sponges are beautiful decor items, due to its different shapes and colours.

Sponge species

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Sponge species from Madagascar reefs, mounted in a handmade Afzelia wood base.

Sponges are beautiful decor items, due to its different shapes and colours.

Giant Cassis cornuta

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A Horned Helmet shell - Cassis cornuta, from Philippines.

Cassis cornuta is a species of extremely large sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusc in the family Cassidae. This large sea snail is found on sand and coral rubble, often around reefs. 

A beautiful decor shell. 

Pinna nobilis

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A exceptional specimen of pinna nobilis in exclusive design frame from One of a Kind, in black lacquered wood.

The specimen came from an old collection, from Greece.

One of a Kind decor piece! 

Turbo marmoratus

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Turbo marmoratus, from Indonesia, mounted in a handmade work in brass.

Known as the Green Turban, the Marbled Turban or Great Green Turban, is a large species of marine gastropod with a thick calcareous operculum in the family Turbinidae, the turban snails. The shells of these large sea snails have a very thick layer of nacre; this species has been commercially fished as a source of mother of pearl.

One of a Kind decor piece!

Coco de Mer

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Lodoicea, commonly known as the sea coconut, coco de mer, or double coconut, is a monotypic genus in the palm family.

The sole species, Lodoicea maldivica, is endemic to the islands of Praslin and Curieuse in the Seychelles. The mature fruit is 40–50 cm in diameter and weighs 15–30 kg, and contains the largest seed in the plant kingdom. The fruit, which requires 6–7 years to mature and a further two years to germinate, is sometimes also referred to as the sea coconut, love nut, double coconut, coco fesse, or Seychelles nut. The leaves of Lodoicea have the longest lifespan of any Monocot, nine years to develope in the terminal spike, and then nine more years as a fully functioning leaf, what make a incredible 18 years cycle. Only when Lodoicea begins to produce flowers, which can vary from 11 years to 45 or more, is it possible to visually determine the sex of the plant. Until the true source of the nut was discovered in 1768 by Dufresne, it was believed by many to grow on a mythical tree at the bottom of the sea. European nobles in the sixteenth century would often have the shells of these nuts polished and decorated with valuable jewels as collectibles for their private galleries.

The Coco de Mer tree is now a rare and protected species. The seeds of Lodoicea have been highly prized over the centuries.

This magnificent specimen in mounted in a handmade brass display base and have all the licenses from Seychelles Islands as well the holographic stamp certificate.

A truly One of a Kind exclusive piece.

Giant red Sea star

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Linckia sp. Giant red Sea star, from Philippines, in a black lacquered wood base.

The variation ("polymorphism", in this case, a "color morph") most commonly found is pure, dark, or light blue, although observers find the aqua, purple, or orange variation throughout the ocean. These sea stars may grow up to 30 cm (11.8 in) in diameter, with rounded tips at each of the arms; some individuals may bear lighter or darker spots along each of their arms.

Individual specimens are typically firm in texture, possessing the slightly tubular, elongated arms common to most of other members of the family Ophidiasteridae, and usually possessing short, yellowish tube feet. An inhabitant of coral reefs and sea grass beds, this species is relatively common and is typically found in sparse density throughout its range. Linckia stars live subtidal, or sometimes intertidally, on fine (sand) or hard substrata and move relatively slowly (mean locomotion rate of 8.1 cm/min).

A piece that fits every decor!

Elephant ear sponge

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Elephant ear sponge, from Indonesia, mounted in a handmade solid walnut wood base.

This family of sponges can be found from the Mediterranean sea to the Indo-Pacific area. 

Sponges are beautiful decor items, due to its different shapes and colours.

Black Spiky Gorgonian

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Sea fan is a Gorgonian, classified in the phylum Cnidaria.

Its shape is formed by individual tiny polyps' colonies which are normally erect, flattened, branching and reminiscent of a fan.

A unique piece, exceptional specimen of Black Gorgonia, from an old collection - Black Sea Fan from Indian Ocean.

Yellow Hardhead Sponge

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This species of Spongia came from the Florida Keys.

It is a very healthy population once from many years they are fished commercially for bath sponges, these are special pieces turned into great decor objects. The sponges feed on microorganisms that they filter and their larvae are taken by the sea movements making them widespread. Taken by divers from 5 to 40 meters deep.

Mounted in a black lacquered wood stand.

Megabalanus tintinnabulum

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Megabalanus tintinnabulum, from Philippines, in a green high gloss wood base.

Megabalanus colonies can reach big size groups, they live attached to rocks and dead coral in watched areas, sometimes attached in boats.

That is the reason why this species can be found in all Indo-Pacific but also in some areas of South Atlantic. Due to the incredible forms and colors they make excellent bizarre decor items.

Sponge species

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Sponge species from Madagascar reefs, mounted in a black iron base.

Sponges are beautiful decor items, due to its different shapes and colours.

Lambis chiragra - Spider shells

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Lambis chiragra - Spider shells, from Palawan Isl. Philippines, in dark brass base.

It's a species of very large sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Strombidae, the true conchs. The shell length for this species varies between 85 mm and 320 mm, usually to 170 mm. They have a very thick, robust and heavy shell, with a distinct anterior notch.

Its most prominent characteristic are the six long and curved marginal digitations, expanded from the flaring, thick outer lip and canals. The columella and aperture are lyrate. Female individuals are usually much larger than the male ones.  

Black Spiky Gorgonian

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Sea fan is a Gorgonian, classified in the phylum Cnidaria.

Its shape is formed by individual tiny polyps' colonies which are normally erect, flattened, branching and reminiscent of a fan.

A unique piece, exceptional specimen of Black Gorgonia, from an old collection - Black Sea Fan from Indian Ocean.

Big Cornish Sea urchin

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Big Cornish Sea urchin - Echinus esculents, is the biggest urchin species from UK.

Is a edible species and can reach very big sizes. We have an assortment of different color specimen ideal for decoration of tables, bowls, etc.

Syrinx aruanius

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Syrinx aruanius - Australian Trumpet shell in a dark brass base.

It's a species of extremely large sea snail measuring up to 91 cm long and weighing up to 18 kg. Shells over 50 cm are now impossible to obtain, specially in good condition. It is a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Turbinellidae, and is the only species in the genus Syrinx.

Elisella sp. - Broome Sea fan

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This Elisella specimen in a red flame form is a rare species of gorgonian from Leptogorgia family, found in the coast of Broome, Northwestern Australia. 

Gorgons, like corals, are animals living in the form of sessile colonial polyps, organized in a tree structure. The general structure, a skeleton both flexible and hard, called gorgonin does not grow towards the sun - it does not require light to develop -, but perpendicular to the current, to filter a maximum of water flow.

These are beautiful colored specimens! 

Black Gorgonian

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Vertical branch black Gorgonian in a natural wood base, these medium sizes Gorgonia have a special shape and are taken by divers from Manado, North Sulawezi - Indonesia. 

Megabalanus tintinnabulum

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Megabalanus tintinnabulum, from Philippines, in a black lacquered wood base.

Megabalanus colonies can reach big size groups, they live attached to rocks and dead coral in watched areas, sometimes attached in boats.

That is the reason why this species can be found in all Indo-Pacific but also in some areas of South Atlantic. Due to the incredible forms and colors they make excellent bizarre decor items.

Syrinx aruanius

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Syrinx aruanius - Australian Trumpet shell in a dark brass base.

It's a species of extremely large sea snail measuring up to 91 cm long and weighing up to 18 kg. Shells over 50 cm are now impossible to obtain, specially in good condition. It is a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Turbinellidae, and is the only species in the genus Syrinx.

Marine composition

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Beautiful marine composition, looking like big mushrooms, made with shark vertebrae, from Madagascar and Scottish sea urchins, from North sea in a black lacquered wood base.

Marine composition

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Beautiful marine composition, looking like big mushrooms, made with shark vertebrae and white knobbed sea urchins, all from Madagascar in a natural walnut wood base.

Elisella sp. - Broome Sea fan

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This Elisella specimen in a red flame form is a rare species of gorgonian from Leptogorgia family, found in the coast of Broome, Northwestern Australia. 

Gorgons, like corals, are animals living in the form of sessile colonial polyps, organized in a tree structure. The general structure, a skeleton both flexible and hard, called gorgonin does not grow towards the sun - it does not require light to develop -, but perpendicular to the current, to filter a maximum of water flow.

These are beautiful colored specimens! 

Megabalanus tintinnabulum

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Megabalanus tintinnabulum, from Philippines, in a black lacquered wood base.

Megabalanus colonies can reach big size groups, they live attached to rocks and dead coral in watched areas, sometimes attached in boats.

That is the reason why this species can be found in all Indo-Pacific but also in some areas of South Atlantic. Due to the incredible forms and colors they make excellent bizarre decor items.

Marine composition

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Beautiful marine composition, looking like big mushrooms, made with shark vertebrae and knobbed sea urchins, from Madagascar in a black lacquered wood base.

Very unusual decor item.

Gorgonocephalus - Astrospartus mediterraneus frame

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Gorgonocephalus - Astrospartus mediterraneus, a fantastic deep sea starfish, in a frame.

This one is taken from a deep of 90 meters of Capo Vado, Savona Italy. It is necessary a special technique to dry and to keep it in a perfect shape, turning it a highly decorative and curious species. Sometimes they are attached to sponges and deep water corals.

This species habits until deeps of 800-900 meters.

A One of a Kind handmade piece.

Pair of Hexaplex chicoreus

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Superb pair of Hexaplex chicoreus from Balicasag, Philippines.

This intricated species is very variable in pattern and color, along the years we have had exceptional pieces, these ones are of great beauty.

Mounted in a black lacquered wood base.

Marine composition

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Beautiful marine composition, looking like big mushrooms, made with shark vertebrae from Madagascar and Alphonso sea urchins from Philippines in a black lacquered wood base.

Very unusual decor item.

Pair of Hexaplex chicoreus

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Superb pair of Hexaplex chicoreus from Balicasag, Philippines.

This intricated species is very variable in pattern and color, along the years we have had exceptional pieces, these ones are of great beauty.

Mounted in a black lacquered wood base.

Monster Cardium pseudolima

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Monster Cardium pseudolima in black lacquered wood pedestal.

This specimen in our collections since thirty years, its now very rare and almost impossible to get 115mm size, this one is 150mm.

Exceptional decor and collection item, from Kenya. 

Spondylus wrightianus

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A pair of Spondylus wrightianus from Broome - North Australia, mounted in a high gloss cream color lacquered wood base.

The most elusive species of Spondylus from Australia, they show exceptional intricate spines and beautiful pinkish color.

Spondylus visayensis

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An exceptional Spondylus visayensis in a glass dome.

This is a Museum class specimen with 130mm diameter, taken twenty-five years ago by the late E. Guillot de Suduiraut and in our collection since that.

A rare masterpiece of nature. 

Cassis cornuta

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A Horned Helmet shell - Cassis cornuta, from Philippines, in a black lacquered wood base.

Cassis cornuta is a species of extremely large sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusc in the family Cassidae. This large sea snail is found on sand and coral rubble, often around reefs. 

A beautiful decor shell. 

Big Cornish Sea urchin

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Cornish Sea urchin - Echinus esculentus, is the biggest urchin species from UK. It's an edible species and can reach very big sizes.

This one is beautiful mounted in a black lacquered wood pedestal.

Chama dome

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Beautiful Chama handmade glass dome with three Chama lazarus (2 yellow and one pinkish) attached in coral pieces from Bohol Islands, and one superb Chama dunkeri attached in a big Coralliophila radula from Zamboanga.

One of a Kind decor piece!

Festilyria festiva

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Festilyria festiva from Somalia. A classic rarity, for the serious collector of for decoration as its a very colorful shell, mounted in a black lacquered wood base.

Spondylus dome

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Spectacular, colored handmade Spondylus glass dome with two Spondylus versicolor (deep orange and redish colour), from Calitoban Islands, one Spondylus spinosus (yellow colour) from Bohol Islands, and one Spondylus nicobaricus (white colour) attached in a coral from Mactan Islands.

One of a Kind decor piece!

Giant Pinna nobilis

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A exceptional specimen of pinna nobilis in exclusive design frame from One of a Kind, in black lacquered wood.

The specimen came from an old collection, from Greece.

One of a Kind decor piece! 

Pinna nobilis

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An exceptional specimen of pinna nobilis, from Greece, in a handmade brass base.

The specimen came from a old collection, today is impossible to get this size specimen. 

One of a Kind decor piece!

Spondylus giant dome

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A giant size glass dome with a selection of nine superb Spondylus.

One Spondylus regius from Philippines, three Spondylus americanus from Brazil, one Spondylus gloriosus visayensis from Philippines, one Spondylus aurantius from Philippines, one Spondylus varius from Philippines and two Spondylus ictericus from Brazil.

Unique One of a Kind decor piece!

White Gorgonia

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White sea fan in a brass handmade base, from Celebes Islands, Molucas Arch.

These Sea fans are superb decorative items, bringing nature to your home.

Be one of a kind!

Spondylus varius

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Spondylus varius, in a black lacquered wood base.

A giant for the species, over 20 cm, this albinistic specimen ( as is pure white all over ) was collected in the '90 by the late Emmanuel G. de Suduiraut, from Balicasag Isl. Philippines.

Spondylus echinatus

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Spondylus usually attach themselves to rocks, corals, anything from time to time we found some surprising attachments, here we have a beautiful Sopndylus echinatus, from Philippines, attached in a black gorgonia trunk, making this piece very special.

Mounted in an acrylic base.

Victorian style vitrine

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A Victorian style glass vitrine, same look of the one's found in the XVIII/XIX century Curious Cabinets, with Coral, sea shells, sea urchins and gorgonian, from several proveniences.

Supplied with full data of the species.

Xenophora pallidula with glass sponge

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Xenophora pallidula with glass sponge attachments in glass vitrine.

This particular species sometimes can be found with some spectacular attachments, in this case a big size glass sponge among many other deep water shells.

This specimen was found in Punta Engano - Philippines in 1993 from the late Emmanuel G. de Suduiraut.

White Gorgonia

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White sea fan in a black granite base, from Celebes Isl. Molucas Arch.

These Sea fans are superb decorative items, bringing nature to your home.

Be one of a kind!

Marine Life dome

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Marine Life glass dome with a Yellow hardhead sponge from Florida - USA, a big Scottish Sea urchin from North Sea - UK, Metalia sternalis from Mactan Islands - Philippines, Bolma girgyllus from Palawan Islands. - Philippines and Pocillopora eydouxi from Solomon Islands.

Beautiful colorful decor piece.

Gorgonocephalus - Astrospartus mediterraneus...

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Nine Gorgonocephalus specimen showing several variations displayed in a glass vitrine with black lacquered wooden base.

Gorgonocephalus - Astrospartus mediterraneus is a fantastic deep sea starfish.

These ones have been taken from a deep of 90 meters of Capo Vado, Savona Italy. It is necessary a special technique to dry and to keep it in a perfect shape, turning it a highly decorative and curious species. Sometimes they are attached to sponges and deep water corals.

This species habits until deeps of 800-900 meters. 

An outstanding unique dramatic piece, handmade by One of a Kind.

Marine life dome

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A glass dome with a Pocillopora eydouxi coral from Solomon Islands, 4 Hippocampus from Mediterranean Sea, two sea stars from Philippines, and a cymathium mundumm from Madagascar.

All painted in gold, making a very decorative and distinctive piece.

Sea Stars design vitrine

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Sea Stars displayed in an open glass vitrine with white lacquered wood base. Composed by one Sugar Star, one Sun Star, one Jungle Star and two Duck stars.

Very colourful and decorative One of a Kind handmade piece.

Gorgonocephalus design vitrine

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Gorgonocephalus - Astrospartus mediterraneus, a fantastic deep sea starfish, in a new design vitrine with grey lacquered wood base.

This one is taken from a deep of 90 meters of Capo Vado, Savona Italy. It is necessary a special technique to dry and to keep it in a perfect shape, turning it a highly decorative and curious species. Sometimes they are attached to sponges and deep water corals.

This species habits until deeps of 800-900 meters.

A One of a Kind handmade piece.

Marine life design vitrine

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Marine life in an open vitrine with green lacquered wood, comprising six specimen of Biplex perca big size, from South China Sea and four Guildfordia triumphans also from South China Sea on two beautiful Orange Gorgonia from Philippines.

A One of a Kind handmade piece.

Marine Life vitrine

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Marine Life Glass vitrine with black lacquered wood base, displaying an Orange gorgonia from Philippines, a Stylopora pistillata coral from Solomon Islands, one Nautilus pompilius polished and one half cutted both from Philippines, and also a Coelopleura maillardi sea urchin from Philippines and a white Sea star from Florida, USA.

A One of a Kind piece!

Melo umbilicatus

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Melo umbilicatus (Sowerby, 1826) in a black lacquered wood base.

Heavy Baler Sea - Melo umbilicatus, from Australia.

Great pattern and quality (F+/ F++) for a giant shell like this, nowadays it's very hard to get this size.

Yellow Hardhead Sponge

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This species of Spongia came from the Florida Keys.

It is a very healthy population once from many years they are fished commercially for bath sponges, these are special pieces turned into great decor objects. The sponges feed on microorganisms that they filter and their larvae are taken by the sea movements making them widespread. Taken by divers from 5 to 40 meters deep.

Mounted in a black lacquered wood stand.

Giant Syrinx in brass base

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Syrinx aruanus is the biggest living Gastropod in the world, usually with many scars when it gets bigger.

That makes it very special and rare, with a great quality (F+/ F++),

This one comes from North Western Australia.

Outstanding decor piece in a handmade brass base. 

Elisella sp. - Broome Sea fan

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This Elisella specimen in a red flame form is a rare species of gorgonian from Leptogorgia family, found in the coast of Broome, Northwestern Australia. 

Gorgons, like corals, are animals living in the form of sessile colonial polyps, organized in a tree structure. The general structure, a skeleton both flexible and hard, called gorgonin does not grow towards the sun - it does not require light to develop -, but perpendicular to the current, to filter a maximum of water flow.

These are beautiful colored specimens! 

Melo amphora

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Giant Baler - Melo amphora (Lightfoot, 1786) from Australia, in a black lacquered wood base.

Outstanding specimen, with great quality (F+/ F++), hard to find in this size!

Marine life dome

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A colorful marine glass dome displaying an Acropora humilis coral, two Sugar Sea stars, two Alphonso Sea urchins, one purple sea urchin, two white knobbed urchins and two Mithrodia clavigera. 

Beautiful decor piece for sea lovers! 

White Gorgonia

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White sea fan in an iron base, from Celebes Isl. Molucas Arch.

These Sea fans are superb decorative items, bringing nature to your home.

Be one of a kind!

Tridacna gigas

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Tridacna gigas (Linnaeus, 1758)

Beautiful and very perfect resin replica in big size of this elusive piece protected nowadays.

It can be used as a decor piece, ice bucket or just for display!