COQUINA SHELLS FROM THE TROPICS WITH THE MOST POPULAR NATURAL COLORS

Blue/White Coquina Shells

    Blue/White Coquina Shells



  • These shells belong to the relatively small family of Donax (Donacidae) comprised of around 50 species. The Coquinas and other Donax shells are found in tropical seas. The Coquina averages 1/2 to 1 inch, they are elongated triangular, wedge-shaped. The hind margin is angled behind the ligament (this connects the upper/lower shell of the bivalve). The Coquina is bivalve meaning the mollusk produces a lower and matching upper shell. This species is strong toothed, front end rounded. The shell exterior is whitish and is banded with rays of pink, orange, purple, yellow, brown or blue. The shell has a shiny surface with low crowded riblets. The shell interior is whitish, suffused with yellow, reddish or sometimes purple-like. The shell habitat is burrowing in sand on the beach and can be found during low tide. The Coquina ranges from New York's Atlantic coast South to Florida and across the Gulf coast to Northern Mexico. This shell is sometimes called the Butterfly or Wedge Shell and is the basis for the famous chowder. Beds of compact dead shells form a rock called coquina which has been mined for centuries as a building material. These are commonly found on the beaches. (Donax Variabilis)


  • FF1-10


  • One half pound of Blue/White Coquina shells 1/2 inch or less......$1.80



  • Tiny White Coquina

      Tiny White Coquina Shells size, color and price



    • The White Coquina Shells belong to the relatively small family of Donax (Donacidae) comprised of around 50 species. The Coquinas and other Donax shells are found in tropical seas. The Coquina averages 1/2 to 1 inch, they are elongated triangular, wedge-shaped. The hind margin is angled behind the ligament (this connects the upper/lower shell of the bivalve). The Coquina is bivalve meaning the mollusk produces a lower and matching upper shell. This species is strong toothed, front end rounded. The shell exterior is whitish and is banded with rays of pink, orange, purple, yellow, brown or blue. The shell has a shiny surface with low crowded riblets. The shell interior is whitish, suffused with yellow, reddish or sometimes purple-like. The shell habitat is burrowing in sand on the beach and can be found during low tide. The Coquina ranges from New York's Atlantic coast South to Florida and across the Gulf coast to Northern Mexico. This shell is sometimes called the Butterfly or Wedge Shell and is the basis for the famous chowder. Beds of compact dead shells form a rock called coquina which has been mined for centuries as a building material. These are commonly found on the beaches. (Donax Variabilis)



    • One quarter pound of Tiny White Coquina 1/2 inch or less......OUT OF STOCK



    • Coquina Shell Brown White

        Coquina Brown White Shells


      • DD2-12

      • One quarter pound of Brown White Coquina Shells approximately 1/4 inch..... .89





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