MUSSEL SHELLS FROM AROUND THE WORLD, POLISHED, MANY SIZES AND PRICES TO FIT ALL BUDGETS
MUSSEL SHELL PAIRS PURPLE POLISHED SHELL
Description The Purple Mussel Pair is a bivalve (mollusks that create top and bottom shell). Mussels are the most abundant of all bivalves. There are 250 species found world wide. The valves are thin, lack prominent teeth. The top and bottom shell is joined by a long ligament in the front half. Many mussel species have been a food source for centuries.
Habitat Indo-Pacific region stretching from the Indian Ocean to the northern Australian shores. They like to attach themselves to rocks or wooden marine objects.
PURPLE MUSSEL PAIR POLISHED SHELL TOP AND BOTTOM MATCHING BIVALVE SHELL SIZE AND PRICE
One Purple Mussel polished matching upper and lower pair of the bivalve 3 to 3 1/2 inches......$1.29
RAINBOW MUSSEL PAIR UPPER AND LOWER MATCHING SHELL OF THE BIVALVE
Description. These are bivalves. The mollusk (animal) creates a bottom and matching top shell. The shells are attached by a long ligament (quickly deteriorates after capture). The matching pair you receive will be held together by a light adhesive. These bivalves are found world wide. Mussels prefer a rocky shore line and like to affix themselves to solid fixtures by strands extending from their shell called byssus.
Listing picture The picture gives a good example of the Rainbow Mussel shape, markings and color.
One Rainbow Mussel pair matching top and bottom of the bivalve shell 6 to 6 1/2 inches......$6.30
Natural European Freshwater Pearl
From Scotland Mollusk Species: Margaritifera margaritifera
Mollusk Range: Europe, northwestern Asia, and northeastern North America.
Throughout history, the European Pearl Mussel has been harvested for its gems, which graced the crowns and robes of royalty all over Europe.
Particularly prized were Scottish pearls—and in fact, historians believe that Julius Caesar may have invaded Britain in part to gain access to the pearl beds of the Tay and Isla rivers in Scotland.
Royal Pearl Mussels are bivalves. They have a matching upper and lower shell.
One Royal Pearl Mussel Shell with matching top and bottom shell 6 to 7 inches...... $4.90
Polished Golden Mussel Shell
Scientific name: limnoperna fortunei. Native to Indo_Pacific region just off Asian Coast. Have been introduced by accident to Eastern Pacific and may become an ecological problem if species continues to spread. Common color is golden or yellowish. Two thirds of population is typically female. Average life span is 2 to 3 years. Average size is 2 to 8 mm. These are bivales. We sell them as matching top and bottom shell, a whole shell
One Polished Golden Mussel 4 to 5 inch......$2.80