Family: Strombidae. The conch is the common name applied to many species of mollusks that are members of the Strombidae family. The shell is not considered fully developed until the flaring lip appears. It uses this lip to dig into the sea bottom. Conchs push themselves in short, sudden spurts, using their strong, horny, curved, operculum. Most conchs live in colonies and are found in sand and grassy areas. They are sometimes called the sea cows of the shell world because they are herbivores, grazing on the algae and sea grass.
Pink Conch Slit Back 8"-8.5" Decorate your tables naturally with the exotic Pink Conch sea shell. Cleaned and beautiful, this sea shell provides the obvious choice for a beach theme table centerpiece. This sea shell has a 1"-2" slit in the back of the crown. Measures 8"-8.5" in size. Please note, this sea shell is not available for shipment outside of the U.S.
West Indian Fighting Conch sea shells Strombus pugilus. So named, because of the mollusks aggressive nature and ability to sting as a defense against other marine creatures. Found from S. E. Florida to West Indies and Brazil. Found on sand and grass to 5 fathoms. Measures approx 3".
Dog Conch Seashells Strombus canarium. Also known as the yellow conch, this sea shell features a white aperture and yellow-brown, smooth exterior that varies in size form and coloration. This seashell is common to S. W. Pacific living in large colonies in shallow waters. Measures approx 2".
Little Bear Conch Seashells Strombus urceus. This small seashell features various exterior colors ranging from dark brown to cream. Aperture is pale white. This seashell is common to Western Pacifc in sand and mud to 20 fathoms. Measures approx 1".
Strawberry Conch Seashells Strombus luhuanus. Also known as the Blood-mouth Conch, this sea shell features a dark brown columellar and a reddish inner lip. This animal lives in colonies and is This seashell is common to Western Pacific on sand to 5 fathoms. Measures approx 1. 5" - 2".
Marginate Conch Seashells Strombus marginatus. This seashell is common to Southern India in shallow waters. Measures approx 1. 75"-2"
Hawk Wing Conch Seashells Strombus raninus. This thick sea shell features darker colors on the exterior and a reddish aperture. This seashell is common from S. E. Florida to Brazil in shallow water. Measures approx 2. 5".
Silver Lip Conch Seashells Strombus lentiginosus. This seashell is common to tropical Indo-Pacific. Found on coral and sand to 2 fathoms. Measures approx 2".
Diana Conch Seashells Strombus auris dianae. This tiny sea shell features an orange aperture and is found in the Indo-W. Pacific region in weedy sand and shallow water. Measures approx 2".
Pink Conch Slit Back - 6"-7.5" Decorate your tables naturally with the exotic Pink Conch sea shell. Cleaned and beautiful, this sea shell provides the obvious choice for a beach theme table centerpiece. This sea shell has a 1"-2" slit in the back of the crown. Measures 6"-7.5" in size. Please note, this sea shell is not available for shipment outside of the U.S.
Large Strombus goliath 10" up This shell is native to certain areas of South America. It is the largest member of the conch (strombus) family. It truly is a goliath and would be a prized addition for any shell collector. Size 10" up.
Indian Horse Conch This seashell is native to the Indian Ocean. Hemifusus tuba Derives it's common name because of it's similarity to the Horse conch of America. size is 7"-8"
Orange Spider Conch Although looking quite different from what we would normally think of as a "conch" this beautiful seashell actually is in the conch (strombidae or strombus) family. Particularly striking with it's colorful aperture and delicate spines. Indo Pacific Lambis crocata Approximately 4.5"-5"
FLORIDA Horse Conch 11" - 12" Triplofusus giganteus. It is also known as the Horse Conch. In 1969, the state of Florida declared it as the Official State Shell. Measures approximately 11" - 12"
White hemifusus 3"-4" Hemifusus conchlidium. These seashells are tan colored in nature, but these have had the outer layer stripped off to reveal the beautiful white that lies underneath. Measures approximately 3"-4"