Scallop Seashells

Scallop Seashells
Family: Pectinidae. Pectens or Scallops are one of the few bivalve shells that actually swim. This is accomplished by rapidly opening & closing their valves, sending the shell backward. Most species live in tropical waters, but several live in polar waters. Each half or valve of a scallop features a different coloring/design. The muscle is the part consumed by humans. Interesting Facts: Scallop shells have been featured in art, architecture, and religion throughout history. The scallop gained popularity with the ancient mythology of Aphrodite (Greek) or Venus (Roman), who rose in birth from a scallop shell. This myth was immortalized by Botticelli's famous 15th Century painting The Birth of Venus. Ancient Greeks used a stylized scallop as a shoulder clasp for their tunics. Scallops were added to the coat of arms of many British families as a reference to Catholic ancestors who had participated in the Crusades. In today's world the scallop is a popular design in architecture and is well known as the Shell Gasoline logo. If you hear a snapping sound when you are in the water, chances are it is the sound of the valves hitting together as it opens and shuts its shell.

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Tranquebaricus Pecten Sea Shells 1"-1.5" - Gallon Our gallon bags of sea shells are a great way for crafters to get a large volume of the same style sea shell at one low price. Quantity and size varies from bag to bag. $24.95 More information about this seashell item
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Pecten Pixidatus Flats - Gallon Measures approx 1"-1.5". $29.95 More information about this seashell item
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Pecten Pixidatus Deeps - Gallon Measures approx 1"-1.5". $19.95 More information about this seashell item
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Pecten Albican Flat Sea Shells Pecten albican. The bottom half of the sea shell, the other side of it being a Pecten albican Deep. This flat sea shell generally runs from light brown to dark brown in color. This seashell is common to China and Japan to depths of 80 meters. Measures approx 2.5". $0.79 More information about this seashell item
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Florida Calico 1.5"-2" Measures approx. 1.5"-2". $0.59 More information about this seashell item
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Mexican Flat Sea Shells Pecten vogdesi. This seashell is common from W. Mexico to Panama. Found offshore to 155 meters. Bottom half of sea shell. Measures approx 3". $0.79 More information about this seashell item
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Irish Baking Dish 3.5"-4" LOOKING FOR SEASHELLS YOU CAN COOK WITH? YOU HAVE FOUND THEM!!! OVEN SAFE!!! 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 3.5" to 4" $1.49 More information about this seashell item
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Japanese Flat Sea Shells Patinopecten yessoensis. Common off shores of N. Japan. This is the bottom half of the sea shell. Measures approx 5. 5". This sea shell generally has chipped edges. $2.99 More information about this seashell item
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Lion's Paw Deep Seashells This large bivalve shell features a smooth interior with deep ridged exterior. Earth tone colors ranging from orange to deep purple to white. Measures Approx 5"-6". Sold as singles. $4.49 More information about this seashell item
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Pecten Nobilis Singles - Polished Measures approx 3"-3.5". $1.99 More information about this seashell item
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Pecten Tellina Singles Measures approx 1.5"-2". $0.99 More information about this seashell item
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Argopecten Gibbus Orange Measures approx 2"-3". $0.69 More information about this seashell item
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Circe Scripta Pairs Measures approx 1"-1.5". $0.29 More information about this seashell item
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Pecten Massacarensis Measures approx 1.5"-2". $0.49 More information about this seashell item
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Pecten Vexillum Orange Pairs Measures approx 1.75"-2". $0.39 More information about this seashell item
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Calico Pecten Measures approx 1.5"-2". $0.79 More information about this seashell item
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Royal Cloak Sea Shells Pair Cryptopecten pallium. This colorful sea shell features cinnimen-red to purple-violet to white exterior colors. Both valves are equil in size. Its radial ribs are prominent. A white concentric band often crosses the ribs. This seashell is common to shallow water reefs in the Indo-Pacific region. Sold in pairs. Measures approx 2". $1.79 More information about this seashell item
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Nucleus Scallop Sea Shells Argopecten nucleus. This seashell is common to shallow waters from S. E. Florida to Caribbean. Sold as singles. Measures approx 1". $0.39 More information about this seashell item
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Pecten Nobilis Natural Colored Pairs Seashells Chlamys senatoria. Also known as the Noble Scallop. This seashell is commonly found offshore to 20 meters around Japan. Found naturally in a wide range of colors. Please note that your sea shells may vary in color from those pictured left. Measures approx 2"-3". $1.79 More information about this seashell item
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Purple Scallop Measures approx. 3". $1.29 More information about this seashell item
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Mexican Cup Sea Shells Pecten vogdesi. This seashell is common from W. Mexico to Panama. Found offshore to 155 meters. Top half of sea shell. Measures approx 3". $1.29 More information about this seashell item
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Japanese Baking Dish Sea Shells 4" Please Note: These shells, and all Japanese shells, will soon be protected. Once our inventory is depleted we do not know when we will be able to acquire more. If these are on your wish list, please order them while you can.
Patinopecten yessoensis. Common off shores of N. Japan. This is the top half of the sea shell. Like the Irish Deep, it is commonly used for baking and serving seafood dishes. Measures approx 4".
$2.49 More information about this seashell item
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Orange Scallop Sea Shells Leptopecten latiauratus. Also known as the kelp scallop. Common on kelp weeds from California to W. Mexico Measures approx 1. 5". $0.99 More information about this seashell item
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Gray Scallop Sea Shells (Asian) Argopecten irradians. While gray scallops are common around the world, these particular gray scallops were imported from China. They are sturdier and larger than Florida Gray Scallops, and have a white interior. Measures approx 2.5". $0.39 More information about this seashell item
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White Scallop Sea Shells Argopecten irradians. Also known as the Carolina Bay Scallop. This seashell is common from Maryland to Louisiana. This is the top half of the gray scallop sea shell. Measures approx 2". Sold as singles. $0.59 More information about this seashell item
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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! $1.49 More information about this seashell item
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Lion's Paw Orange (PAIR, 5.5") These Orange Lion's Paw Seashells are pairs. Both sides are included. They CAN be opened and closed, or pulled apart completely and then put back together. Great shell if you are looking for one that can be used as a "box"! They measure approximately 5 1/2 inches from top to bottom. $14.99 More information about this seashell item
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