Cockles belong to the bivalve group of mollusks, who forms a top and bottom matching shell.
Many Cockle shell varieties have become part of the human diet
Most Cockles burrow in sand or mud in shallow sea water and have been found world wide, sometimes in very large numbers colonizing a small area.
Heart Cockle Shell
The Cardium Cardissa shell or true Heart Shell is a bivalve. The shell is made of two matching shells. One upper snd one lower shell.
The Heart Shell is very delicate shell. This bivalve forms an upper and lower shell, joined forming a heart shape pair.
The front half of the shell is radially ribbed.
The Heart Shell colors vary from the more common white to yellow, a very few are violet, pink and pink-spotted. (b)Please do not request pairs with color
The Cardium Cardissa (Heart Cockle Shell) like sandy, shallow water and range from East African shores to the Northern shores of Australia.
One Cardium Cardissa (Heart cockle Shell) natural color (mostly white to cream color) 1 to 2 1/4 inches......$1.59
Butter Cream Cockle
THE ROSE COCKLE IS FROM THE INDO-PACIFIC REGION
The Indo-Pacific region stretches from the Indian Ocean east to the Sea of Japan and south to the New Zealand shores.
These shells popular among crafters due to its inner shell colors. Rose Cockle inner shells vary in color, from deep purple to a much lighter purple hue.
One Rose Cockle shell approximately 2 1/2 inches or less...... .05
HAITION ROSE COCKLE
AMERICAN COCKLE SHELL
One American Cockle 1 i/2 plus inches...... .75
BROWN COCKLE SHELL
The Brown Cockle shell is found across the tropical western Pacific in shallow sandy areas sea floors.
Sold as single shells, not a complete bivalve with a matching top and bottom
One Brown Cockle 2 inches or less...... .03
GIANT POLISHED COCKLE SHELL
The picture shows the shape, color and unique markings of the Giant Cockle. The picture provides a good example of the complete bivalve shell top and matching bottom. These Cockles are sold as pairs, matching top and bottom of this bivalve.
NATURAL HEAVY COCKLE SHELL
This is a bivalves and are sold with their matching top and bottom. Top and bottom shipped sealed together.
NATURAL POLISHED COCKLE SHELL
The Heavy Cockle is a bivalve shell. This means the mollusk (animal inhabiting the shell) creates a top and matching bottom shell. The Heavy Cockle like the Giant Cockle shells move thru the water by using their long powerful foot. The foot allows them to several inches as they move across muddy or sand bottom sea floors. The Heavy Cockle is found across the Indo-Pacific region, ranging from East African shores east to The northern Australian and New Zealand shoreline. They prefer moderately shallow water. Historically, Most cockle shell species have been a means of food for man as well as some predatory fish. This species has been known to reach 5 inches in size. The Heavy Cockle is common.
These bivales are sold complete with their matching top and bottom sealed together.