Oceans Deep Carrier Pallid Shells w/ Tube Sponge Coral Sea Shell Seashell Collecting Coastal Home Decor Artistically Recreated Sculpture
Fabulous and amazing Carrier Pallid Shells. These wonderful little spiral type shells travel the floors of the sea, picking up little wanders as they go. These shells are very fragile, and this variety has a wonderful Tube Sponge Coral attached to the top. Each shell/coral has been artistically recreated & modified to preserve & mimic their amazing underwater appearance. They truly are nature's works of art. It would be highly usual to find one in this condition without the modifications. We do this as to only use unharvested shells because we do not support taking them directly from waters with the sea creatures still living. These were not harmed, and were only the shells, hence my modifications.
Xenophoridae pallidulaare (species of snails) are the most remarkable bunch of snails. Both their common name, Carrier Shells, and their Latin name, Xenophoridae (Xenophorids), give away their uniqueness -in Latin it actually translates to foreign carrying. A carrier shell will cement stones, other shells, coral sponges, and other debris to its shell. The individual pieces of foreign matter become larger as the snail grows and is often cemented to outer shell as a way of natural protection.
With this purchase, you will receive ONE Carrier Shell with tube coral- please select the size from the drop down menu. If you're interested in one of these shells without the coral tube, please contact me.