There are more than 80 known species of Helmet Shells. Helmet shells are known for a short spire, and large body whorl. Some bodies are ornamented with knobs, ribs or varices. They have a thick outer lip, often toothed. The colomella can be thick. Males can differ from female shells. Helmets are found in tropical water along sandy seafloors. They are predators feeding mainly on sea urchins. Early mariners used these shells to help hallow canoes.
King Helmet Shell
The King Helmet. scientific name Cassis Turberosa. It is the largest of the Caribbean Helmet shells. Mature Kings are identified by their triangular base. Shell exterior is cream to white with some brown markings. King Helmets are found is shallow waters from the Carolina's to Brazil.
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