CONCH SHELLS FROM THE WORLD'S TROPICS
Pink Conch Slit Back shell The Pink Conch is a heavy solid shell, with a flaring lip when mature. All of the spines were blunted prior to shipping from the Babamas.
When mature the outer lip extends the shell length, it is then and brittle at the edge. The conch has a creamy exteriorand is often obscured by a brownish periostracum. Its aperture is bright pink (some shells have a less pronounced pink color). The conch is sought for its food and shell. It lives on sandy grass flats. Ranges from Florida thru the West Indies.
Our Conchs are in their natural state. The shells can have rough spots. Slit Backs get their name from the slit made in back to remove the mussell. Conch shells can show weathering due to their aging process. Many of the conch shells have been edged. Edging is the filing of the shells edges, smoothing the shell rim.
Pink Conch family: Strombidae; species: Strombus Gigas. Considered a common occurring species.
One Pink Conch Slit Back 5 7/8 inches or more...... $8.65
One Pink Conch Slit Back 6 7/8 inches or more........ $11
Haitian Fighting Conch shell This is a solid, heavy shell with a short pointed spire and large body whorl. The knobs have been blunted as with other shells with sharp projections.
The Haitian Fighting Conch is often called the West Indian Fighting Conch. It is commonly found across the Caribbean in the sandy tidal pool areas. The Haitian Fighting Conch is a pale brown or yellowish orange.
Haitian Fighting Conch family: Strombidae; species: Strombus Pugilis.
One Haitian Fighting Conch shell 2 2/8 inches or more...... .45
Silver Lip Conch Silver Lip Conch shell Is a heavy shell found commonly in the Indo-Pacific region. Family Strombidae;
One Silver Lip Conch 1 7/8 inches or more...... .59
Rooster Conch Species: Strombus Gallus. The Rooster Tail conch is high spired, solid shell but light weight for its size. The flared edge of the aperture projects at an angle to the spire. The Rooster conch is creamy with brown streaks and the aperture is a golden brown. Its range is the Caribbean south along the northeastern coast of South America.
One Rooster Conch 3 2/8 inches or more...... $1.59
Horse Conch Shell Horse Conch's are dense heavy gastropods. They are high spired with a smooth columella. Horse conchs are carnivorous with a diet of mostly other mollusks. The Horse Conch in this listing is native to the Gulf of Mexico. They are sometimes called the Florida Horse Conch These are commonly found near shore.
One Horse Conch shell 11 6/8 inches or more...... $39