This is a fabulous collectible Horse Conch shell with the original periostracum layer still attached. The shells with the 'Perio' have a more organic natural appearance- some will have natural barnacle growth or calcium deposits. You will receive the shell in the pictures. This shell has a ton of pigmentation that is why we use the word melanistic. This shell also has it's operculum.
Measurements are approximately 9""
These conch shells are perfect as a feature display piece, and look spectacular on a mantle, bookshelf, or even on as desk.
Scentific Name: FASCIOLARIA GIGANTEA
All of our shells are real & unique. The majority of the shells we sell are intended for crafting purposes & are not specimens (unless otherwise specified); meaning that most will show evidence of their lives in the ocean. There may be natural variations such as but not limited to: growth marks, pinpoint holes, chipped points or edges, calcium build up, etc. WE DO NOT SELL PERFECT SHELLS- our shells are natural, beautiful, & imperfect.