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PHUKET SEASHELL MUSEUM

The Phuket Seashell Museum
The Phuket Seashell Museum

Phuket Seashell Museum, International shell collectors have made it up to them to view their client list, which is located off the Nehru road, on the road to the Patiala Seychelles Museum.

More than 2,000 specialities are featured, including only the left-handed Noble Volt Everett, GIINAM CLAMS, 380 million-yr-OLD fossils, and one of them, Marlen Golden Pearls.

A large part of the love for the Paitnamkain brothers, it is already many years and visits many candidates to complete this journey.

History Of Phuket Seashell Museum

The Phuket Seashell Museum
Phuket Seashell Museum

Welcome to the most archived collection of PHUKET! For four years, ancestral economic brothers have searched for the most beautiful and unique countries in the world.

Today, collections of over 2,000 species are displayed here at PHUKET SEASHELL MUSEUM. You will see one of the biggest gold pearls, only the left-handed Nobel White, Zinta’s clothes and the bathtub’s dusting back 380 mills man!

One of the various colours held around the world, which are installed worldwide. If you are not doing havan, you can see the sea and the seashore!

GOLDEN PEARL FROM AN INDIAN VOLUTE SHELL.

The Phuket Seashell Museum
White And Brown Shell

140 Karats in weight, This piece is the most perfect and beautiful large pearl ever got from this kind of shell [Melo Melo (Lightfoot, 1786)].

The mother of pearl got by trawling boat at depths between 40 – 80 meters in the west coast of Phuket Is, Thailand. PHUKET SEASHELL MUSEUM

LATIAXIS SHELLS [FAMILY CORALLIOPHILIDAE ]

Latiaxis Seashell, Phuket Seashell Museum
Latiaxis Seashell

Phuket Seashell Museum has Cosmopolitan in tropical seas. Latiaxis are parasitic molluscs on corals, feeding on the fluids of the soft-bodied polyps.

Many deepwater latiaxis feed on solitary mushroom corals, and each species usually feeds on a single host species of coral.

The free-swimming larvae do not metamorphose into shelled bottom crawlers until they come in contact with the proper coral species.

CARRIER – SHELLS [ FAMILY XENOPHORIDAE ]

carrier shells
carrier shells

The carrier shells are best known for their ability to attach foreign material such as stones, shells and pieces of coral onto the upper surfaces of their own shells.

These snails live on sand and rubble bottoms, feeding on organic matter and foraminiferans collected from the substrate beneath the rim of their shell. These are collected in the Phuket Seashell Museum.

DELPHINULAS [ FAMILY ANGARIIDAE ]

Delphinula
Delphinula shells

Delphinula shells are highly variable in form, most of them are deepwater shells and usually collected by tangle nets in 450 to 600 feet in the Philippines. And some species live in shallow water on reef rocks where they feed on algae. The animal has a large foot.

TOP SHELLS [ FAMILY TROCHIDAE ]

top shells
top shells

The top shells are a large family with more than 600 species found throughout the world in a number of habitats.

Most top shells prefer sheltered rocky reefs or tide pools or the broad blades of seagrasses where they can scrape away algae and deposits of diatoms and other detritus as food.

LEFT – HANDED NOBLE VOLUTE

noble volute
noble volute

The noble volute [Cymbiola Nobilis (Lightfoot, 1786)]. lives in littoral zone down to the depth of about 100 meters. Carnivores, hunting other molluscs found in the same sandy habitats of the species.

Distributed in the Gulf of Siam and the South China Sea. Most molluscs, so as the noble volute, naturally have right-handed (or dextral) shells, except in few species which naturally have left-handed (or sinistral) shells, especially inland & tree snails.

The specimen shown here in the middle is the first and only left-handed Noble volute found & known until today. Specimen got by trawling boats in the Gulf of Siam, Thailand. These are collected in the Phuket Seashell Museum.

VASE SHELLS [FAMILY TURBINELLIDAE]

vase shells
vase shells

The vase shells have 3 to 5 strong, Squarish, spiral teeth on the columella. Most species are grouped together in a single-family because of similarities in anatomy and fossil lineage rather than the more superficial shell shape.

It is an ancient family reaching back 40 – 50 million years. The living species feed mostly on marine worms and a few on clams. Eggs are laid in horny, circular capsules.

FREAK SHELLS

freak shells
Freak Shells

These freaks meaning the shells which have unusual shapes. For examples, specimens with more or fewer numbers of their fingers or spines, distorted or turriculated spire, but not include left-handed (sinistral), albino, and hybrid specimens.

Freak shells are hard to obtain and expensive as collectors’ s items. Specimens shown here are from many countries and some of them were donated to the museum by Mr Andre Weber, a swiss shell collector.

TURBAN AND STAR SHELLS [SUBFAMILY ASTRAEINAE, FAMILY TURBINIDAE]

Turban And Star Shells
Turban And Star Shells

Most turbans are top-shaped snails, usually with thick shells, an iridescent interior, and usually with a shelly operculum that seals the aperture.

Most species feeding on marine algae and live in tropical seas. Star shells live in deep water on a flat bottom of soft, muddy ooze. These are collected in the Phuket Seashell Museum.

The radiating spines increase the surface area of the shell to prevent the mollusc from sinking in the mud. Most species are from the Philippines or Japan.

FAMILY PLEUROTOMARIIDAE [SLIT SHELLS]

Slit Shells
Slit Shells

The most primitive form of gastropod, first occurring in the Cambrian Period, 500 million years ago. Large, conical shells with slit and slit band on the outer edge of the body whorl.

An animal with a small, thin, round, horny, multispiral operculum. Slit shells are limited to deep water, and most are quite rare in collections.

The slit in the last whorl allows wastewater to escape from the mantle chamber. Slit shells are highly specialized predators on sponges and not evolutionary relics as has often been assumed.

FOSSILS

CHLAMYS ACUTUS

Large piece of granular limestone with Chlamys acutus, Miocene Epoch, Burdigalian, app. 12 million years old, from Lacoste near Avignon in France.

ARIETITES BUCKLANDI

Arietites bucklandi
Arietites bucklandi

Arietites bucklandi, a fossil ammonite, Lower Jurassic, app.180 million years old, from the construction of the road “Bundesautobah 27” between Hechingen and Engstlatt in Baden W?rttemberg, Germany.

CAMPANILE GIGANTEUM

Campanile Giganteum
Campanile Giganteum

Large fossil gastropod, Eocene, Lutetian, app. 35 million years old, from the Paris Basin, Damery, France. These are collected in the Phuket Seashell Museum.

TITANITES GIGANTEUS

Titanites giganteus
Titanites giganteus

Titanites giganteus, upper Jurassic, Portlandian, app. 150 million years, Purbeck Marble Quarries, from Dorset, England.

ARIETITES BUCKLANDI WITH ARIETITES PINGUIS  FRAGMENT

Arietites Buklandi
Arietites Buklandi

Lower Jurassic, App. Baden W? The road between Hechtingen and Angstadt in Rttemberg, Germany is 180 million years old by the construction of “Bundesatobah 27”.

Nautilus sp.

Nautilus sp.
Nautilus sp.

Upper Jurassic, Callovian, app.150 million years old, from Poitiers, Vienne, France. These are collected in the Phuket Seashell Museum.

Asteroceras sp.

Asteroceras sp.
Asteroceras sp.

The Jurassic period, an ammonite from Lower Lias, from Scunthorpe in England. These are collected in the Phuket Seashell Museum.

ORTHOCERATITES and GONIATITES

Orthoceratites And goniatites
Orthoceratites And Goniatites

Large brown piece of limestone with polished orthoceratites [upright, cone-shaped, probably Orthocereus sp.] And goninatus [primitive group of Ammonites, Clemenia sp.], Devonian, App.

380 million years older than Emauzer of Morocco. These are collected in the Phuket Seashell Museum.

Fossil Land Tuttle

Oligosin Epoch, Chadron Formation, App. 30 million years older than South Dakota, USA. These are collected in the Phuket Seashell Museum.

LARGE GREY PIECE OF LIMESTONE WITH

POLISHED GONIATITES [primitive ammonites]

 Polished Ammonite
Polished Ammonite

These polished ammonite shells from Morocco display the zigzag borders of each partition, or septum, between adjacent chambers.

LARGE GROUP OF “ORTHOCERATITES”

Orthoceratites
Orthoceratites

Approximately 100 pieces of straight Orthoceratites and 7 pieces of coiled Goniatites.

The first ammonites had straight shells and appeared during The Devonian Period around 400 million years ago.

This large piece is app. 380 million years old, Devonian Period, from Imouzzer, Morocco. These are collected in the Phuket Seashell Museum.

TRILOBITE [CLASS TRILOBITA, PHYLUM ARTHROPODA]

Trilobite
Trilobite

This well – known group of extinct organisms occurs in strata as old as the Cambrian period and disappear from the fossil record during the Permian period.

The detailed study of their structure and the type of rocks in which they are found as fossils indicates that they probably lived on or near the sea bed.

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