Also known as pelecypods, bivalve shells are mollusks with two valves joined by a hinge. Most of the 20,000 species are marine, including clams, mussels, oysters and scallops. About one- third of the species live in fresh water. They lack a head and radial teeth. They feed on microscopic plant life, aided by their gills. The tow shells (valves) are kept closed by strong muscles. The sexes may be combined in one individual or may be separate. Interestingly, most lay their eggs directly into the water. Oysters, clams, and scallops are a major source of food.
Irish Baking Dish 4 - 4.5" The Irish Baking Dish is slightly larger and thicker than the Pecten Albican, the Irish Deep is also an excellent choice for serving mints and candies. The Irish baking dish can also be used for baking and serving seafood appetizers. Measures approx 4.5" to 5"
Pecten Nobilis Pairs 3" - 3.5" These naturally colorful Pecten Nobilis seashells are so pretty you MIGHT think they were dyed these colors, but they are natural!!!
Approx. 3" - 3.5" This IS a pair, meaning both halves of the shell are attached to each other!
Ubol Clam Pair Pink 4.5" and up These highly polished Pink Ubol Pairs consist of both halves of the seashell. Pink in color, and measuring approximately 4.5" and up.