Moon Seashells

Moon Seashells
Family: Naticidae. These moderately-sized shells belong to a family group numbering several hundred species. Exquisitely patterned, these shells can be found around the world. When fully expanded, the live animal is several times larger than its shell. They are so large, many moon snails cannot fit their entire body inside the shell. Moon snails are also known as whale or shark eyes because of the dark spot in the center of the shell. They have huge appetites and eat several times a day. Moon snails are carnivorous sand dwellers that feed mainly on clams and other snails. They lay their eggs in collars made of sand and mucus. These collars can be commonly found on most beaches. Interesting Facts: Moon Snails can bore a hole in the shell of their prey in as little as three minutes, using their radular teeth. These teeth are attached to tissue that most resembles a cat's tongue. So actually, a moon snail is licking through the shell and not biting it.

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Shark Eye (didyma) Polinices duplicatus. Common from Massachusetts to Florida. Found in sand flats in shallow waters. Measures approx 1.5". $0.39 More information about this seashell item
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Lined Moon Sea Shells Natica lineata. This seashell is common from the northern Indian Ocean to Japan and Australia. This seashell is found in sand or mud to 50 meters. Measures approx 1". $0.29 More information about this seashell item
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Tiger Moon Sea Shells Natica tigrina. This seashell is common to Eastern Asia. Found offshore to 30 meters. Measures approx 3/4" - 1". $0.29 More information about this seashell item
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Nautica Seashells - White Polinices mamilya. Common in shallow waters of the Indo-Pacific region. Measures approx 1" $0.29 More information about this seashell item
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Calf Moon Sea Shells Natica vitellus. This seashell is common to Western Pacific and Indian Ocean. This seashell is found in shallow waters. Measures approx 1. 5". $0.29 More information about this seashell item
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Purple Moon Shell 2.5" - 3.5" Flat, thin, and very pretty! These Purple Moon seashells measure approximately 2.5" - 3.5" $0.49 More information about this seashell item
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