Family: Fasciolariidae. These large carnivorous snails are found mainly in shallow tropical waters. They number about 200 in species. Their shells are smooth and thick and have a graceful spindle shape. Tulip shells are aggressive predators feeding on other mollusks. Their movements are slow and deliberate. They can be found on coral reefs, seaweed or sand.
Nicobar Spindle Sea Shells The upper whorles of this sea shell have tubercles. It has spiral ridges with a brown pattern running axially. This seashell is common to Eastern Australia. This seashell is found in shallow waters. Measures approx 3".
Seashell Classification:Latin Name: Fusinus nicobaricusFamily: FasciolariidaeHabitat: Found on sandy bottoms of the infralittoral zoneProvince: Found in the Japonic Provice
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"
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"