Harp Seashells

Harp Seashells
Family: Harpidae. Considered to be one of the most handsome shells, Harp Shells feature a variegated pattern of pinks and purplish reds on a shiny globose shell. The raised axial ribs are suggestive of the strings of a harp, giving the group its name. Interesting Facts: These creatures have the ability to detach a small part of their foot. This sacrifice was thought to be a defense mechanism until one day a harp shell was observed being pursued by a box crab. The harp detached a small piece of the posterior end of its foot and the crab began to consume it. The Harp shell then circled around behind the crab and engulfed it in a thick coating of mucus and sand. The shell then began to consume the crab, turning the predator into the prey.

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David's Harp Sea Shells Harpa davidis. Also known as the Madras Harp. This seashell is common to Andaman Sea and the Maldives. Measures approx 2"-3". $1.99 More information about this seashell item
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Harpa major Large This harp seashell has beautiful and intricate markings. The size is extra large at 4" $4.99 More information about this seashell item
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Large Tapestry Turban Averaging 2.5" to 3" this seashell is a true beauty. A bright finish further enhances it's luster. Turbo petholatus $2.99 More information about this seashell item
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Tibia fusus An unusual and delicate sea shell this tibia has the rather unromantic common name of shinbone tibia. Native to the South Pacific. Size 6" to 8" $12.00 More information about this seashell item
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Sundial This seashell has beautiful and interesting markings. Architectonica perspectiva size 1.25"-1.5" $0.99 More information about this seashell item
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Volva volva This unusually shaped seashell is from the Indo-Pacific. In the family ovulidae (same family as the egg shell, ovula ovum) it is also known as the false cowrie. Size approximately 3"-4" $0.99 More information about this seashell item
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