Lyria lyraeformis

Family : Volutidae

 

Lyria lyraeformis, Volutidae

Lyria lyraeformis is a species of the madreproric sandy seabed present on the coast of eastern Africa where preys mainly bivalves. The solid shell, very sought for by collectors due to its elegant spires, can reach the length of 145 mm. The axial ribs can be thin, reddish ochre, or thinner, spaced, of caramel and brown colour. Very requested by collectors, it is one of the most dear shells, at time partially rebuilt and worked to become more attractive © Giuseppe Mazza

 

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