Univalve Seashells

Univalve Seashells
The creatures of the univalve variety, which are also known as gastropods, have a single shell that is usually coiled. They have a distinct head with tentacles and a rasping tongue (radula). Most of the 105,000 known species in this group have shells. Half of the species are marine while the remainder is either terrestrial or fresh water. The sexes are separate in most marine species. Free-swimming larva emerges from eggs laid into the water. This larva eventually grows into a shell adult. The average life expectancy of a gastropod is five years while some have survived to 30 years. They may be carnivorous, herbivorous or parasitic.

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Rams Horn (Packaged) This fresh water snail is found in the southeastern United States and is fairly abundant in Florida. The shells vary in size from 0.5" to 1". They are in a package that includes approximately 100 shells or more! $3.99 More information about this seashell item
Melo Umbilicatus Sea Shells Also known as the Bailer Shell because it is commonly used in its native regions to bail the water out of boats. Measures approx. 10" - 11". Add this large display shell to any room to evoke seaside charm. Commonly found in the Indo-pacific Province and usually habitat the sandy or muddy bottoms in the infralittoral and circalittoral zones. An impressive shell any sea shell collector will treasure.

Seashell Classification:
  • Latin Name: melo Umbilicatus
  • Family: Volutidae Subfamily: Cymbiinae
  • Habitat: Found on sandy bottoms of the infralittoral and circalittoral zone
  • Province: Tropical waters of the Indo-Pacific
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    Candy Cane Snail 1"-2" Candy Cane Snails are actually tree snails that come from the Caribbean! They look like they have been painted, but in fact they are found this way in nature! Measure approximately 1"-2" $0.49 More information about this seashell item
    Rams Murex - Murex multiramosus 5"-7" Murex multiramosus. Also known as the Giant Murex, it is white and often has brown stripes. It has three varices carrying long, curved spines. The aperture is pink and the interior is white. This seashell is common to shallow reefs in the Indo-Pacific region. Measures approx 5"-7". $7.99 More information about this seashell item
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    Small Pearled Turbo small, cute turban seashell measures approximtely 1" - Indo-Pacific $0.49 More information about this seashell item
    Magpie Polished Small 1.5" - 2" These Polished Magpie seashells are great for smaller Hermit Crabs! Measure's approximately 1.5" - 2" $1.99 More information about this seashell item
    Frog Shells Small 2" - 3" These small versions of the Frog Shell are really pretty! They measure approximately 2" -3" $2.49 More information about this seashell item
    Striped Fox Shell - Large - 6" Up Fasciolaria trapezium. The whorls of this sea shell are angular with tubercles on the sholder and paired spiral stripes. This seashell is common to shallow waters of Indo-Pacific. Measures approx 6" and up. $4.99 More information about this seashell item
    The Emperor's Slit Shell 3" - 3.5" Pleurotomaria hirasei. This is truly a unique shell. The slit in the opening is natural. It is known as "The Emperor's Slit Shell" because in ancient Japan, anyone who found one of these shells was required to give it to the Emperor! (It's one of our favorites, too!!!) $7.95 More information about this seashell item
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