Volute Seashells

Volute Seashells
Family: Volutidae. One of the most popular of collector shells, Volutes live in deep waters and are carnivorous. There are about 200 species of this elegant, spindle-shaped shell. Volutes consume small mollusks and other small marine animals. They are referred to as the aristocrats of the shell world because of their beautiful colors and striking patterns. Volutes lack the free-swimming larval stage of other mollusks. Their large egg capsules contain substances which enable the embryos to survive a prolonged period of development that can last several months. Tiny fully-formed shells then emerge from the capsules and crawl away to begin their life. They tend to spend their life in colonies and in small ranges. Interesting Facts: Volutes are some of the most expensive shells in the world. A few larger species have an exceptionally wide aperture and are used by natives of the South Pacific to bail water from their boats. Hence their common name of Bailer Shell.

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Sliced Noble Volute A Noble Volute that has been carefully sliced to see what's inside! Measures 4"-5" in size. $7.99 More information about this seashell item
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Bat Volute Sea Shells Cymbiola vespertilio. The color and design on this sea shell varies greatly. The apex is stumpy with three tuberculate whorls. The aperture is a dirty brown inside. This seashell is common from Philippines to N. Australia. Usually found on mud to 20 meters. Measures approx 2. 5". $0.99 More information about this seashell item
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Brown Lined Volute Sea Shells Harpulina lapponica. This sea shell features a whart like apex resting on three smooth whorls. The sea shell is smooth with a cream base color and brown spiral dotted lines and dark brown blotches. This seashell is common offshore from Sri Lanka to Southern India. Measures approx 2" - 2. 5". $0.89 More information about this seashell item
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Orange Melon Sea Shells Melo melo. The sea shell is smooth and globose with small ridges. The aperture is wide with three colomeller folds. Coloring is generally yellow-orange with brown markings. This seashell is common from Malaysia to South China Sea. Usually found on mud to depths of 10 meters. Also referred to the name bailor sea shell because it was used by locals to bail out water from their boats. Measures approx 5"-7". $4.99 More information about this seashell item
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Imperial Volute Sea Shells 5"-5.5" Voluta imperialis. This heavy sea shell features a flat, conical spire with curved spines that give it a regal look. The apex is dome-shaped. The sea shell is smooth and the base coloring is cream to purplish with large brown bands and small brown zig-zag lines. This seashell is common to Southern Philippines. Found on sand in shallow waters. Measures approx 5". $23.99 More information about this seashell item
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Noble Volute Sea Shells Voluta nobilis. This heavy sea shell varies in pattern. The apex is usually brwon and dome-shaped, consisting of 3-4 smooth whorls. This seashell is common from Taiwan to Singapore in depths up to 100 meters. Measures approx 5"-6" $8.99 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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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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Imperial Volute 7"-8" Voluta imperialis. This heavy sea shell features a flat, conical spire with curved spines that give it a regal look. The apex is dome-shaped. The sea shell is smooth and the base coloring is cream to purplish with large brown bands and small brown zig-zag lines. This seashell is common to Southern Philippines. Found on sand in shallow waters. Measures approximately 7"-8" $34.95 More information about this seashell item
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Knobby Cerith Native to the Indo-Pacific. Cerithium nodulosum is a speciess of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Cerithiidae. 2.5"-3.5" $0.99 More information about this seashell item
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