Cancellaria the unique nutmeg shell

Cancellaria Shells  1/12/13  out

Cancellaria Shells

  • Family Cancellariidae. Composed of several hundred species found in tropical seas (rare occasions in temperate regions) worldwide. Common shell of the Indo-Pacific region preferring the shallow tidal zones.



  • These are small solid shells. Most have a striking cross ribbed sculpture. It has a drawn out aperture with a short canal at the base. The inner lip is plicate and the outer ribbed within. The shell has no operculum.


  • I1-8

  • One Cancellaria Shell 1 inch or less..... .12


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